Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu focused on the prospects of a regional ‘3+3’ platform in the South Caucasus at their meeting on the margins of the G20 summit in Rome on Saturday, TASS reported.
Russian, Turkish FMs discuss 3+3 mechanism for South Caucasus
STEPANAKERT, NOVEMBER 1, ARTSAKHPRESS: "The coordination of the two countries’ efforts to further stabilize the Balkans and the South Caucasus was the main focus of the conversation. They discussed potential joint steps to facilitated Bosnian settlement, including the use of multilateral formats. They exchanged views on prospects for launching a 3+3 regional mechanism in order to unblock economic and transport ties and to promote mutually beneficial infrastructure projects in the South Caucasus," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement released after the meeting.
Additionally, the two ministers touched upon other international issues and the key issues of the Russian-Turkish ties.
The presidents of Azerbaijan and Turkey - Ilham Aliyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan - earlier put forward a proposal to hold six-party talks (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Turkey and Iran) on Karabakh and on the unblocking of economic and transport communications in the region. Iran welcomed the idea assuring of its willingness to help seek peace for the region.