No: 413, 10 December 2021, Press Release Regarding the 3+3 Consultations
The first meeting of the 3+3 regional consultations took place on 10 December 2021 in Moscow at the Deputy Foreign Ministers level. In addition to the Russian Federation, Türkiye was represented with a delegation headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Sedat Önal at this first meeting which is also attended by Azerbaijan, Armenia and İran.
A constructive exchange of views took place at the meeting about multidimensional progress in regional cooperation where it was agreed to focus on practical issues of common interest to all participants. Within the context of practical steps that can be taken for enhancing peace and stability through confidence building, it was foreseen to give priority to trade, economy, transport, culture and humanitarian issues.
Representatives of the five participating countries agreed to adopt a flexible working format and expressed their hope that Georgia too will join the consultations in the future.
The working procedures of the 3+3 consultations will be determined through contacts among the Ministries of Foreign Affairs.