Turkish, Russian FMs discuss Kerch Strait issue in Baku - UPDATED 

  14 December 2018    Read: 1362
Turkish, Russian FMs discuss Kerch Strait issue in Baku - UPDATED 

Turkish and Russian foreign ministers Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov held a meeting 39th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) in Baku Dec. 14.

Speaking to journalists following the meeting, Cavusoglu said he discussed a number of issues with his Russian counterpart.

“I discussed with my Russian counterpart a number of issues, including trade, a gradual abolishment of the visa regime, implementation of joint project. We also exchanged views on the situation in Syria and regional issues,” said Turkey’s top diplomat.

Cavusoglu noted that there is a very intense dialogue between the Turkish and Russian leaders. “We mulled the decisions made the presidents of the two countries, as well as the recent Kerch Strait incident,” he added.  

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A bilateral meeting of Turkish and Russian Foreign Ministers Mevlut Cavusoglu and Sergey Lavrov is being held in Baku on Dec. 14.

The meeting is being held as part of the 39th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).

Cavusoglu and Lavrov are discussing the issues of bilateral cooperation of the countries and other topical regional issues.

The 39th meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation member-states is being held in Baku under the chairmanship of Azerbaijan.

The delegations headed by senior officials of the BSEC member-states are taking part in the meeting.

Among the main priorities of Azerbaijan’s chairmanship are to render efficient, reliable and safe transport and transit services as part of BSEC, increase the export potential of agriculture and further develop the tourism sector.

The Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation is an intergovernmental organization uniting 12 countries of the Black Sea and southern Balkans. The organization was founded in 1992. The headquarters of the organization is located in Istanbul.

Azerbaijan assumed the BSEC chairmanship at the 38th meeting of the Organization's Council of Foreign Ministers, which took place on June 27. Azerbaijan will chair BSEC until December 2018.


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