Turkish, Russian FMs mull situation in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 14
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Turkish and Russian Foreign Ministers Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov discussed the situation in Syria during the meeting in Baku, Trend reports citing Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying.
The meeting between Cavusoglu and Lavrov was held as part of the 39th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) in the capital of Azerbaijan - Baku.
“Together with Lavrov we discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation and other topical regional issues,” Cavusoglu added.
"We discussed trade issues, visa and consular issues, as well as joint projects and the situation in Syria,” he added. “The Russian and Turkish presidents are conducting an intensive dialogue on bilateral relations. During this meeting, we discussed further steps to implement the decisions made by the presidents of the two countries."
The 39th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation member-states is being held in Baku under the chairmanship of Azerbaijan.
The delegations headed by senior officials of the BSEC member-states are taking part in the meeting.
Among the main priorities of Azerbaijan’s chairmanship are to render efficient, reliable and safe transport and transit services as part of BSEC, increase the export potential of agriculture and further develop the tourism sector.
The Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation is an intergovernmental organization uniting 12 countries of the Black Sea and southern Balkans. The organization was founded in 1992. The headquarters of the organization is located in Istanbul.
Azerbaijan assumed the BSEC chairmanship at the 38th meeting of the Organization's Council of Foreign Ministers, which took place on June 27. Azerbaijan will chair BSEC until December 2018.
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