Zarif vows to bring private sector to next Iran-Turkey-Azerbaijan meetings

TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) – Iran’s FM Zarif said the private sector will also be included in the next rounds of the trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan that was held on Wed. in Baku.

Speaking at the fifth trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey in Baku, before the session would continue behind closed doors, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif hailed the meeting as a “highly effective” and “useful” mechanism for regional cooperation, while noting the ample opportunities for expanding cooperation between the three countries.

Noting that today’s meeting will also focus on political cooperation and consultations, the results of which will be issued as a final statement, Zarif said “we have held good talks on various topics, particularly on rejection of the US recent recognition of al-Quds as the capital of Israeli regime, as well as cooperation aimed at advancing the three sides’ national interests in economic and cultural aspects, such as transit, energy and tourism.”

“We would be happy to extend our cooperation to the private sector, and we took some good decisions in this regard today,” Zarif said. “We are seeking to bring the private sector into our talks in the next rounds of the trilateral meeting and utilize the capacities of the private sector to further develop trilateral cooperation between our respective countries.”

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