Zarif, Azeri pres. mull over combating terrorism, bilateral ties

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif met and talked with President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev.

The joint meeting between Zaif and Aliyev was held in Baku on the sidelines of the sidelines of the seventh Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process on Afghanistan.

The two sides exchanged views on bilateral ties as well as trilateral cooperation between Tehran, Baku and Ankara. They also mulled over issues like combating terrorism and extremism, the joint project on utilization of Caspian Sea resources, cooperation in Afghanistan, transport as well as bilateral political dialogue.

Iranian and Azerbaijani official also voiced satisfaction towards expansion of economic relations between the two countries and welcomed the advancements made in financing railroad projects.

Azerbaijan’s Aliyev also emphasized the need to advance Astana Peace Talks in order to settle peace, stability and security in Syria.

FM Zarif also attended a brief meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Foreign Ministers of Iran and Turkey conducted talks on bilateral and regional issues.