Iran hopes meetings with Russia, Azerbaijan extend
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 21
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hopeful that trilateral meetings between Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia will extend in the future, IRNA news agency reported November 21.
The Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi made the remarks speaking about Iran’s interest in hosting next year’s trilateral meeting of Iranian, Russian and Azerbaijani presidents.
The Republic of Azerbaijan hosted the first meeting of the presidents in August.
Qassemi also raised the possibility that Iran may host the event next year.
“The previous meeting was held in Baku. The next meeting can take place in Tehran next year,” he said.
“It is too early to pass an idea about the exact date and agenda of the meeting. But the trilateral meeting is a continuous convention which we hope turns into an innate arrangement among the three countries and we even hope that it extends under certain circumstances.”
In the August meeting, Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran said in a declaration that they would pursue a comprehensive development of equal and mutually beneficial cooperation.
They also pledged to intensify and expand the political dialogue on various levels and on all issues of mutual interest, and also extend it into the spheres of culture, tourism and business.