Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan to hold trilateral summit in August, diplomat says

Tasnim – Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov said the presidents of his country, Iran, and Russia plan to hold another round of talks in Russia in August.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Moscow on Friday, Mammadyarov said his country has received an invitation to the trilateral summit, due to be held in mid-August.

“We have received an official note. I have to return to Baku and find out exactly whether we have responded. Because there was a change in dates: first it was the fifteenth, now it is the fourteenth,” Mammadyarov was quoted as saying by Russian media.

In August 2016, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian and Azerbaijani counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev held their first key tripartite summit in Azerbaijan’s capital.

They discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in the areas of commerce, energy, communications, transport and transit.

The three presidents also exchanged views on environmental issues and the fight against terrorism.