Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan to discuss regional issues at foreign ministers’ meeting
BAKU, March 2 (Xinhua) — The foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan will meet on March 7 in Nakhchivan of Azerbaijan to discuss regional issues, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told media on Friday.
According to Mammadyarov, the meeting will focus on regional issues and cooperation in the region.
“We have agreed to hold these meetings twice a year. The next meeting will be held in Turkey,” the minister said.
At the upcoming meeting, Mammadyarov and his Turkish and Iranian counterparts, Ahmet Davutoglu and Ali Akbar Salehi, are expected to discuss issues related to the peaceful settlement of current conflicts in the region.
The meeting will also discuss regional efforts to combat terrorism, organized crime, drug trafficking and illegal human trafficking.
The three foreign ministers will also discuss ways to deepen cooperation through economic growth and sustainable development.
The first meeting of such kind was held in April 2011 in Urmia, Iran.