Mammadyarov: Co-op in trilateral format to be expanded
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 20
Foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey, Elmar Mammadyarov, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mevlut Cavusoglu have agreed to continue holding meetings in the trilateral format, expand cooperation and use the potential in energy, transport, tourism and other spheres, said the Azerbaijani foreign minister.
Mammadyarov made the remarks at a press conference dedicated to the results of the fifth trilateral meeting of Azerbaijani, Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers held in Baku Dec. 20.
The Azerbaijani official noted that the ministers also discussed the Palestine-Israel conflict.
“As you know, a document will be adopted tomorrow on this issue at the UN General Assembly. We will vote in favor of that document,” added Mammadyarov. “Azerbaijan’s position on Al-Quds was voiced by President Ilham Aliyev at a summit in Istanbul. That's where we stand on this.”
Touching upon the energy cooperation, the Azerbaijani minister said that the TANAP pipeline will be put into operation in 2018.
The energy cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran is growing day by day, he said.
Moreover, electricity exchange is being expanded among the three countries, added Mammadyarov.
“At our next meeting in Istanbul, we will invite people from both the private sector and the economic sector and discuss ways to further expand cooperation,” noted the official.