Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan agreed yesterday to develop a trilateral partnership to achieve stability in the region, with an emphasis put on security.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov and Pakistan's Khawaja Muhammad Asif held a first trilateral meeting in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, where they agreed on a joint statement, which expressed their strong interest in developing trilateral partnerships to advance stability, security and prosperity.
They confirmed respect and support for the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of international borders of states and "stressed that their territories shall not be used for activities against each other."
The ministers also reiterated the firm determination of their states to explore ways to develop trilateral cooperation in areas that would bring prosperity to the people.
They decided to intensify all efforts to improve their economic cooperation to meet potential in promoting investments and trade.
They agreed to hold a next trilateral meeting in Pakistan in 2018.