Baku to host trilateral meeting of Azerbaijani, Turkmen and Turkish FMs

Baku will host a trilateral meeting of Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov with his counterparts from Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and Mevlut Cavusoglu from Turkey on July 18-19.

The three foreign ministers will hold a press conference following the meeting.

The first trilateral meeting of Azerbaijan- Turkmenistan-Turkey at the level of foreign ministers was held in Baku on May 26, 2014. Following this meeting, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gul and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 4th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

As an outcome of the second Ashgabat meeting on January 29, 2015 the Framework Program of Azerbaijan -Turkmenistan -Turkey trilateral cooperation for 2015-2017 years was adopted.

The third trilateral meeting of foreign ministers was held in Antalya on August 28, 2015. At the meeting Antalya Statement was adopted. Following Antalya meeting, the first convention of the joint Technical Committee on Caspian transit crossings between the Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Turkey and Turkmenistan was held.