Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan seek to bolster ties

July 20, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Ankara (IINA) – Foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan Wednesday exchanged their views on strengthening cooperation among the three countries, Anadolu Agency reported.

“This trilateral meeting will solidly strengthen the ties between the three countries,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

Cavusoglu’s remarks came after the fourth trilateral meeting in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku with his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov and Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov.

He said the foreign ministers exchanged views on bilateral, trilateral, and regional cooperation and they will continue to have talks on that in upcoming years.

Cavusoglu said there are projects to boost economy between the countries and the three countries are “resolute” about enhancing cooperation in the energy field.

Turkey reiterated it will continue to give support to Azerbaijan and called on Armenia to act under the international law.

“The Upper Karabakh dispute needs to be resolved as soon as possible within the framework of international law and Azerbaijan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said.

Azerbaijan and Armenia remain in dispute over the occupied Karabakh region. Karabakh broke away from Azerbaijan in 1991 with Armenian military support, and a peace process has yet to be implemented.

Source: International Islamic News Agency