Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia signed a declaration on joint economic cooperationSource : http://abc.az/eng/news_11_06_2012_65610.html
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. After the meeting of Foreign Ministers in Trabzon on 8 June Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia signed a tripartite Trabzon declaration.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan informs that the declaration says of expansion of existing cooperation and partnership between the parties to facilitate the common development in economy, banking, energy, trade, transportation, environmental protection, if necessary through trilateral cooperation mechanisms. It is also planned to develop cooperation in tourism, culture, security, stability and prosperity in the region and the world at large.
The parties agreed to renew their commitments to strengthen cooperation and coordination within the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), during the presidency of Turkey to the OSCE, which begins on 1 July 2012. In particular, it is provided assistance in settlement of Nagorno Garabagh conflict and the conflict over Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region of Georgia (South Ossetia) on the basis of respect of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan and Georgia, and the right for safe and dignified return of refugees and internally displaced persons to places their origin. Neighbouring countries have pledged to reaffirm their commitment to strengthening cooperation and coordination in the fight against terrorism, extremism and separatism in all its forms and manifestations, transnational organized crime and illicit arms and drug trafficking.
The countries have also recognized the importance of agriculture and food security for poverty eradication. Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia also consider it important to cooperate in preventing and dealing with emergencies, especially those that can not be mitigated or eliminated by forces of one party, and requiring the coordination of the parties.