Azerbaijani, Turkish, Iranian FMs to hold next meeting in Nakhchivan

19-04-2011 | 13:17        


The next meeting of Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey is to be held in Nakhchivan. At the latest meeting held in Urmia, Iran, prospects for establishment of trilateral ties were discussed and a joint declaration on trilateral relations was adopted.    

Azerbaijan-Turkey-Iran cooperation will serve to stability and development in the region. Azerbaijan is interested in enhancement of political, economic and humanitarian relations. This was stated by Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov at the meeting in Urmia. Highly appraising current Azerbaijan-Iran relations, the Minister stressed that both countries have big potential for development of economic ties. He added that such meetings make great contribution to both rapid broadening of relations and maintenance of peace in the region. Relations with neighbor countries, ongoing processes in the region, widening of cooperation between 3 countries in various spheres were also discussed at the meeting. In conclusion, Urmia Declaration has been adopted. The Declaration consisting of 9 points embraces the principles of establishment of trilateral cooperation on economic development, broadening relations in the fields of tourism, science and culture, cooperation within regional and international organizations, settlement of conflicts within territorial integrity and inviolability of borders and other issues. Moreover, Azerbaijani, Turkish and Iranian Foreign Ministers plan to meet next time in October this year. Elmar Mammadyarov held vis-à-vis meeting with his Turkish counterpart Ahmad Davudoghlu and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi as part of his visit. The Ministers exchanged views on regulation of Armenia-Azerbaijan Daglig Garabag conflict, development of bilateral ties, fields of cooperation and organization of reciprocal visits as well as the processes ongoing in the Middle East.