Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Republic of Turkey will hold the sixth trilateral meeting in Baku with participation of Elmar Mammadyarov, Mikheil Janelidze and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on 6 September 2017.
The fifth meeting took place in Tbilisi on 19 February, 2016. The joint statement signed at the end of the fifth meeting, emphasized the importance of projects on regional cooperation among the three countries. The document also reiterated respect and support for the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Azerbaijan and Georgia reaffirmed their unwavering solidarity with Turkey and reiterated their strong partnership with Turkey in combating the shared threat of terrorism.
The Tbilisi statement stressed that existing conflicts in the region undermine peace, stability and economic development and require peaceful resolutions based on the principles of respecting sovereignty and territorial integrity of the states, in compliance with the principles of international law.
In the statement, the ministers expressed their full support for the development of the Southern Gas Corridor, as well as for other projects aimed at transporting hydrocarbons from the Caspian basin to the western markets through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. They underlined the decisive role of these projects in enhancing the energy security of all the countries involved.
Over the past years, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia’s relations reached the level of strategic partnership and play an important role in ensuring peace and stability, sustainable development, the welfare of the three nations.
The three are successfully cooperating in the political, economic, scientific, technical, and cultural spheres. They are connected by several important regional projects, including the Baku-Supsa, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipelines, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas line and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.