(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 2. The first
trilateral meeting between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Trade,
Economy and Transport of Azerbaijan, Türkiye and Uzbekistan was
held today in Tashkent, Trend reports via Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov of Azerbaijan,
Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of
Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of
Azerbaijan Rashad Nabiyev attended the meeting.
The parties exchanged views on issues of foreign policy and
possibilities of regional cooperation, activities to realize the
full potential of cooperation between the three countries in the
fields of economy, trade, investment and transport. The
possibilities of cooperation in energy field, particularly, in the
field of renewable energy sources were also discussed.
The sides discussed the opportunities of further strengthening
cooperation on the development of international transport corridors
in order to make better use of the high transit potential of the
three countries. In particular, the importance of the Trans-Caspian
International East-West Corridor and the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway
as part of this corridor was emphasized. The opening of all
communications in the region, including the Zangazur corridor, will
contribute to the expansion of international transport links.
Following the meeting, the ministers of the three countries
responsible for the relevant areas signed the Tashkent Declaration.
The foreign ministers made press statements following the results
of the trilateral meeting.
Trilateral cooperation between Azerbaijan, Türkiye and
Uzbekistan is based on common history, culture and values. It also
relies on strong bilateral ties and existing strategic partnership
relations between the countries. The new trilateral format, the
foundation of which was laid with the participation of the
Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Transport, will
contribute to the development and promotion of joint projects in
relevant areas. It will also strengthen cooperation on regional and
international issues of mutual interest.
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