MEETING OF THE HEADS OF THE FOREIGN MINISTRIES OF TURKMENISTAN, AZERBAIJAN AND TURKIYE IN THE AVAZA NATIONAL TOURIST ZONE
During the meeting on December 13, 2022 in the Avaza National Tourist Zone, which precedes the trilateral summit talks, the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov and Turkiye Mevlut Cavusoglu exchanged views on the current state and prospects of multifaceted interstate partnership. The progress of the practical implementation of the agreements reached earlier, topical issues on the global and regional agenda were also discussed.
As noted, three states approached the First Summit with a fairly solid background. At present, thanks to the established close contacts at different levels, the parties, based on the need to bring the negotiation process into a qualitatively new format determined by the objective realities of the time, are building their relations on the balance of national and common interests.
An important place in this is given to the use of political and diplomatic tools, which, in the opinion of the members of the delegations, should be activated and strengthened, giving a systemic character to meetings, primarily at the level of Foreign Ministers, which will make it possible to plan joint steps for the near and medium term.
In this context, a number of constructive proposals were made on the development of interaction in strategic vectors for the economies of the three countries. Particular emphasis was placed on the importance of building up partnerships in the trade, economic, energy, transport and communication sectors, as well as in the humanitarian field.
Noting the great importance of the negotiations in a trilateral format, the members of the delegations expressed confidence that the realization of the existing huge potential for deepening productive contacts between Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Turkiye would contribute to the further expansion of fruitful cooperation built on the basis of equality, trust and goodwill.