Pakistan, Turkey & Azerbaijan will hold 2nd trilateral meeting in Islamabad today

Trilateral FM summit, vows to explore possibilities of deepening cooperation in common interest, including peace and security, trade and investment, science and technology, education and cultural cooperation


Second trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Pakistan-Turkey-Azerbaijan will be held in Islamabad tomorrow to exchange views on global and regional issues and possibilities of enhanced cooperation in all areas of common interest According to Foreign Office, the first round of Trilateral Meeting was held in Baku in November 2017.The three sides will exchange views on global and regional issues, including new and emerging threats to regional peace and security, address challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, environment and Climate Change and to achieve economic development targets. The three Foreign Ministers would also explore possibilities of deepening trilateral cooperation in all areas of common interest, including peace and security, trade and investment, science and technology, education and cultural cooperation. Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey enjoy close fraternal relations based on common faith, values, culture and history; deeply embedded in mutual trust and understanding.
On the invitation of Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, will be visiting Islamabad on 13-14 January 2021. This will be the first bilateral visit from Azerbaijan at Foreign Minister Level, since 2010.The two Foreign Ministers will hold delegation-level talks and review the entire spectrum of bilateral relations. At the start of the New Year, the visit will provide an opportunity to explore ways and means to deepen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields. Apart from reaffirming the excellent political relations, the two Foreign Ministers will discuss possibilities for enhanced collaboration in the fields of oil and gas, agriculture, railways and education. Azerbaijan is a key country of the South Caucasus region and Pakistan’s long-standing friend and partner. The two countries are bound by an exemplary relationship anchored on common historic, religious and cultural links. Both countries have been closely collaborating on issues of mutual interest at regional and international fora.
Azerbaijan in its capacity as the member of OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir has been steadfastly supporting the just and legitimate cause of the Kashmiri people.
During his visit, Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov will also call on the President and the Prime Minister and meet with other dignitaries.

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