Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran agree to hold regular meetings

The foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran met in Istanbul on Thursday on the sidelines of the 11th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the ECO.

Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran agree to hold regular meetings

The foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran met in Istanbul on Thursday on the sidelines of the 11th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi agreed to hold regular meetings to discuss regional and global developments including combat against terrorism, organized crimes, weapon smuggling and human smuggling.

A statement released following the tripartite meeting reads, "the ministers stressed that they are ready to further deepen their cooperation in efforts to ensure economic growth and sustainable development of the region. They underlined the unique nature of the relations among Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran and welcomed recent progress made in the relations in all areas. They reiterated their will to consolidate peace and prosperity both in the region and in the world and to cooperate with each other in fight against terrorism, organized crimes, illicit drug trafficking, weapon smuggling and human smuggling."

The ministers also decided to hold tripartite meetings to review joint cooperation projects in the areas of trade, investment, energy, tourism and environment. The next meeting will take place in Iran in the coming weeks.


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