Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia to create trilateral co-op format – Erdogan

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia will create a trilateral format of cooperation, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in St. Petersburg during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, TRT Haber news channel reported.

Baku hosted a trilateral summit of the presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran – Ilham Aliyev, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani Aug. 8.

During the meeting the sides discussed issues of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking, the early adoption of a convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, strengthening of cooperation in the banking sector, energy and transport fields in order to develop regional and international energy and transport corridors, the International North-South Transport Corridor project’s implementation.

The sides also discussed issues of a trilateral cooperation format in culture, tourism and business, cooperation in youth exchange, consular and customs issues as well as issues of intensification of relations between the regions and the provinces of the three countries, further facilitation of the visa regime for citizens of the three states.

The president of Turkey arrived in Russia Aug. 9.

Source: Trend News Agency