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Azerbaijani, Turkish, Turkmen Foreign Ministers Discuss Trilateral Ties

  • RFE/RL

The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan held a rare trilateral meeting on January 29.

Azerbaijan's Elmar Mammadyarov, Turkey's Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Turkmenistan's Rashid Meredov met in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat.

The ministries said the talks were focusing on regional and economic issues.

Cavusoglu's delegation arrived on January 28 and held talks with Turkmen officials.

They discussed potential; cooperation in energy and transport, including a prtoject for an Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey transport link, and plans for Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov's official visit to Ankara in March.

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Turkmenistan share common linguistic and cultural background.