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Azerbaijan: Putin meets Aliyev and Rouhani to strengthen trilateral ties02:54

Azerbaijan: Putin meets Aliyev and Rouhani to strengthen trilateral ties

Azerbaijan, Baku
August 8, 2016 at 21:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran held trilateral talks in Baku, Monday, to discuss the deepening of trilateral cooperation between the three countries.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev called the meeting "a historic event" and thanked the Iranian and Russian heads of states "for accepting [his] invitation and coming here."

He also expressed gratitude for their assistance in the resolution of the Nagotno-Karabakh conflict, noting "Iran and Russia respect the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of Azerbaijan."

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani endorsed the new format of collaboration, saying "cooperation between Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan in the trilateral format will facilitate the development of existing opportunities between the countries in various fields - politics, economy and culture."."

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the three countries need to tackle common security challenges, noting that the tension is "largely present at our borders."

Apart from the security issues, the heads of states also discussed the joint economic projects, including infrastructure development.

Earlier in the day, Putin had one-to-one meetings both with Aliyev and Rouhani before the trio met altogether. Following the trilateral meeting, the heads of states are to adopt a declaration that is set to reflect the main direction of further cooperation between the countries.

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The Presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran held trilateral talks in Baku, Monday, to discuss the deepening of trilateral cooperation between the three countries.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev called the meeting "a historic event" and thanked the Iranian and Russian heads of states "for accepting [his] invitation and coming here."

He also expressed gratitude for their assistance in the resolution of the Nagotno-Karabakh conflict, noting "Iran and Russia respect the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of Azerbaijan."

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani endorsed the new format of collaboration, saying "cooperation between Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan in the trilateral format will facilitate the development of existing opportunities between the countries in various fields - politics, economy and culture."."

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the three countries need to tackle common security challenges, noting that the tension is "largely present at our borders."

Apart from the security issues, the heads of states also discussed the joint economic projects, including infrastructure development.

Earlier in the day, Putin had one-to-one meetings both with Aliyev and Rouhani before the trio met altogether. Following the trilateral meeting, the heads of states are to adopt a declaration that is set to reflect the main direction of further cooperation between the countries.

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