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Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Turkish FMs hold trilateral meeting in Baku

Baku, July 18, AZERTAC

The trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Turkey kicked off in Baku.

The foreign ministers also held a joint press conference following the meeting.

Azerbaijan`s FM Elmar Mammadyarov stressed the importance of the meeting. He also recalled that this year marks 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Turkey. The FM said they discussed joint projects and economic issues.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu highlighted their meeting, adding they discussed strengthening cooperation in political, economic fields.

“Turkey supports Azerbaijan`s territorial integrity and demands immediate withdrawal of Armenian Armed Forces from the occupied lands of Azerbaijan,” he added.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov said they exchanged views over further expansion of cooperation between the two countries.

The first trilateral meeting of the Azerbaijani, Turkmen and Turkish foreign ministers took place in Baku on 26 May 2014.

On the basis of the results of the second 29 January meeting in Ashgabat held in the abovementioned format, the Framework Programme of the Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan-Turkey trilateral cooperation for 2015-2017 was adopted.

On 28 August 2015, the foreign ministers of the three countries met in Turkey’s Antalya city. The meeting ended with the adoption of the Antalya Declaration. Later on, the first meeting of the joint Technical Committee on the Caspian transit crossings between Azerbaijan, Turkey and Turkmenistan.

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