TRILATERAL MEETING OF THE HEADS OF THE FOREIGN POLICY AGENCIES OF TURKMENISTAN, AZERBAIJAN AND TURKEY HELD IN ANKARA
On February 23, 2021, the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov, Jeyhun Bayramov and Mevlüt Çavuşoglu was held in the Turkish capital within the framework of trilateral format of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey.
The parties confirmed the existence of large potential of the multilateral dialogue in fuel-energy, trade-economic and transport-logistics spheres as well as in high technology area.
The diplomats considered the questions of the realization of the agreed agreements; in particular, they discussed the need to intensify of interaction on “Lapis Lazuli” corridor.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan called this meeting “historic” and especially underlined that the given mechanism comprehensively promotes the building up of positive dynamics of the development of cooperation.
As the head of the MFA of Turkey said, the given trilateral format of partnership between tree brotherly and friendly countries contributes significantly to the prosperity and stability of the whole region.
In his turn, the head of the foreign policy agency of Azerbaijan especially noted the significance and timeliness of the signing of the Memorandum between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan on joint exploration, development and completion of the hydrocarbon resources of the “Dostluk” field in the Caspian Sea, which opens new broad horizons in light of increase mutual understanding and cooperation in the sphere of energy on regional level.
Following the outcome of the 5th meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan Republic and the Republic of Turkey the Joint Statement was signed.