A conference organized by the "Center of Analysis of International Relations on "Azerbaijan-Turkey-Iran trilateral relations" started in Baku today. International research centers from Iran and Turkey are participating in it.
At the event, the Iranian deputy foreign minister, President of the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, said that the activities of the analytical centers of Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkey would further strengthen cooperation between these countries.
"We have good bilateral relations with Azerbaijan. We are also ready to work on trilateral cooperation of the analytical centers of Iran, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. From this point of view, today's meeting is of great importance for us. We can discuss how to expand cooperation in the region," he noted.
Farid Shafiyev, the chairperson of the Baku-based Center of Analysis of International Relations, sees recent tensions in Iran-Azerbaijan relations but thinks that the platform of analytical centers of the three countries allows discussing this issue.
"We have decided to meet with the heads of research centers in Turkey and Iran to discuss further cooperation. Each of us may have different views about the region, but a commitment to the territorial integrity of states is what unites us," Shafiyev said.