Erzurum to host trilateral summit of Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
REUTERS photoThe foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey will gather in the eastern Anatolian province of Erzurum on Nov. 28 for a third trilateral ministerial meeting among the three neighbors.
The first gathering of the three neighbors’ ministers took place in the Iranian city of Orumiyeh in 2011, launching the process of trilateral meetings that aim to expand the fields of regional cooperation between the three countries. The second meeting was held in March in Nakhchivan.
Announcing the Erzurum meeting in a written statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said the parties would exchange views on opportunities to improve regional cooperation and review decisions made at the meetings in Orumiyeh and Nakhchivan.
“The Trilateral Meeting of Turkey-Azerbaijan-Iran Foreign Ministers will make a contribution to the discussion of bilateral and regional issues around a table; improve the understanding of cooperation in every field on the basis of mutual benefit; and reinforce regional stability and security,” the ministry statement said.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will also hold bilateral talks with Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.