Baku meeting to help regional stability, development: Ghasemi

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) – The Wednesday meeting of FMs from Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan is in line with ‘contributing to development and stability in the region’, says Bahram Ghasemi of Iran’s Foreign Ministry.

"This meeting is to contribute to development and stability in the region,” said Bahram Ghasemi, the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, touching upon the Wednesday meeting of Iranian, Azeri, and Turkish foreign ministers in Baku.

The diplomat made the remarks after the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Baku to attend the trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan. According to Mr. Ghasemi a senior delegation is accompanying Mr. Zarif and the ministers will exchange view on diverse political and economic issues.

“This meeting is intended to pave the way for taking bigger and more positive steps toward convergence between the three countries,” he said.

“These talks will not be against any country and can contribute to the peace process, stability, and security in the region benefiting all countries of the region,” highlighted Mr. Ghasemi.

“In this meeting, the three foreign ministers will discuss many areas of interests,” the Iranian diplomat said referring to the previous edition of the meeting in Ramsar port city of Iran.

He enlisted transit, transportation, energy, customs, commercial and technical issues as the other areas of negotiations between the three ministers.

“In the political field what the ministers will exchange views on will be mutual relations, regional issues, and the ways to contribute to peace, stability, and security of the region,” articulated the spokesman of Iranian foreign ministry.

“Also the opportunity will be ripe for exchanging views on the latest international and regional developments concerning the three states,” said the Iranian official.

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