Turkish MFA issued a statement on the first meeting of the "3+3" format in Moscow

Turkish Foreign Ministry

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# 11 December 2021 05:32 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey was represented by a delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal at the first meeting of the 3+3 regional consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers in Moscow on December 10, APA's local bureau reports quoting the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

Along with Russia, delegations from Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Iran took part in the meeting, which was also dedicated to regional cooperation mechanisms in the South Caucasus.

It was noted that a constructive exchange of views on the multifaceted development of regional cooperation was held at the meeting, and it was agreed to focus the consultations on practical issues of common interest to the participating states.

Priority was given to trade, economic, transport, cultural, and humanitarian issues in the context of steps to be taken to strengthen peace, stability and confidence in the region.

Representatives of the five countries agreed to adopt a flexible format in their activities and expressed their desire for Georgia's participation in the consultations in the future.

In conclusion, it was noted that in the future, the consultation procedures in the "3+3" format will end with consultations between the foreign ministries.