Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan pledge to promote cooperation

Georgian, Turkish and Azerbaijani foreign ministers signed a new 2020-2022 action plan for sectoral cooperation during the eighth trilateral meeting held here on Monday.

At a joint press conference after the meeting, Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani said that the meeting was “very successful” and was particularly focused on regional transport and energy projects.

“We have once again highlighted the importance of the implementation of the Trans Caspian Pipeline and the role of Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan in transporting the energy products from the Caspian region to Europe,” Zalkaliani said.

Zalkaliani said that Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan, taking their geopolitical location and transport potential into account, attach great importance to strengthening cooperation for the undisturbed functioning of the Europe-Asia connecting corridor.

“We particularly emphasised the role of the three countries in the historic Silk Road, connecting Europe with Asia, and welcomed the Silk Road Forum held in Tbilisi in October,” Zalkaliani said.