Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, Elmar Mammadyarov, Davit Zalkaliani and Mevlut Çavuşoğlu, respectively, discussed wide range of issues of trilateral agenda at the ministerial meeting in Istanbul on October 29.
According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Mevlut Çavuşoğlu said trilateral cooperation of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey is advancing “with an understanding of regional ownership, and on the basis of mutual interest and respect.”
We advance #Turkey–#Azerbaijan–#Georgia Trilateral Cooperation with an understanding of regional ownership, and on the basis of mutual interest and respect. We reiterated our common will to further develop our cooperation especially in the areas of economy, energy, and transport. pic.twitter.com/G35rvyZBZy
— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) October 29, 2018
At a press conference following the meeting, the Georgian Foreign Minister said he discussed “very important” geopolitical, strategic and infrastructural projects with his Azerbaijani and Turkish counterparts, as well as the regional security challenges.
The trilateral meeting concluded with a joint declaration between the three countries, which among others reaffirms the countries’ commitment to strengthen links “on the Turkey-Georgia-Azerbaijan transportation route.” It also highlights “the role of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia in assuring successful completion and functioning” of energy projects aimed at “transporting hydrocarbons from the Caspian region to Europe.”