News ID: 170533
Published: 0637 GMT October 18, 2016

Baku keen on Azerbaijan-Iran-Russia cooperation

Baku keen on Azerbaijan-Iran-Russia cooperation

Baku hopes that trilateral cooperation of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia will continue as all the sides participating in the dialogue format expressed interest in its work, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev told Sputnik.

"We are pleased and proud that we managed to organize such a meeting," Aliyev said.

The first trilateral summit of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia took place on August 8 in Baku. The countries discussed a wide range of issues on the international and regional agenda, as well as some specific projects of cooperation.

According to the Azerbaijani leader, Baku-Tehran-Moscow cooperation has already become a serious factor in international politics.

Aliyev stressed that their cooperation extended beyond regional boundaries and transportation routes and became a serious geopolitical initiative.

Next trilateral summit is expected to be held in Tehran with the date for the meeting to be determined later.

Two months ago, the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran adopted a joint declaration following a trilateral summit in the Azerbaijani capital.

A draft declaration obtained highlighted the need to jointly fight terrorism, as well as boost business, energy, transportation and other ties through establishing respective working groups.


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