By Merve Aydogan
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will attend a trilateral meeting of the ministers of foreign affairs of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan, a statement said.
According to the statement issued by Turkish Foreign Ministry, Cavusoglu will also attend the 7th ministerial conference of the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process on Afghanistan on Nov. 30.
Both events will be held in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.
“In the trilateral meeting between Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan, which will be organized for the first time, the possibilities for further developing the relations among three brotherly and friendly countries as well as the regional and international matters will be discussed,” the statement stated.
As part of his official visit, Cavusoglu is expected to be received by Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, diplomatic officials said.
The Istanbul Process that was established with Turkey’s efforts at the “Istanbul Conference for Afghanistan” held on Nov. 2, 2011 aims to “reinforce regional cooperation and solidarity in order to support Afghanistan in every field”.
“14 regional countries including Turkey and other countries supporting the process as well as the representatives of regional and international organizations will participate in the upcoming Seventh Session of the Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process to be co-chaired by Afghanistan and Azerbaijan,” the ministry said.
Cavusoglu will also hold bilateral meetings with the foreign ministers of the countries on the sidelines of the conference.”