Turkey, Azerbaijan and georgia sign cooperation deal
The foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia convened for a tripartite meeting on Thursday to discuss bilateral ties and regional cooperation in the Georgian port city of Batumi. Accordingly, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov and Georgian counterpart Maia Panjikidze signed a cooperation deal aimed at enhancing the existing mutual trust and cooperation. Speaking at a press conference following the trilateral meeting, Davutoglu said that strengthening of relations between the three countries will be a boost to the stability of the region. Underlining the importance of Baku-Tbilis-Ceyhan oil pipeline, Baku-Tbilis-Erzurum natural gas pipeline and Baku-Tbilis-Kars railway projects in fields of energy and transportation, Davutoglu noted that the cooperation deal would not only strengthen the relations among the three countries, but also ensure the establishment of an area of welfare in the region in line with its main objective.