Russian, Azeri, Iranian foreign ministers to discuss energy cooperation

Energy interaction will be among the subjects of negotiations on April 7

Energy interaction between Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran will be among the subjects of negotiations between the foreign ministers of these countries in Baku on April 7, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on April 1.

"Surely, this issue will be touched upon in general," Russian Foreign Ministry 2nd Asia Department Director Zamir Kabulov told Interfax.

General problems of the Caspian will also be addressed at the negotiations, he said.

"The coordination of documents concerning the Caspian's legal status and a lot of other things will be continued," Kabulov said.

"We have ideas to improve and promote trilateral transport and energy cooperation," he said.

"It is known that Russian Railways will be developing the railway network in Iran. In practical terms, the matter implies that this railway line should go via Azerbaijan and farther, as part of our major project called North-South International Transport Corridor," Kabulov said.

"Political issues will not be the last issue to be discussed," he added.

The participants will address "the general situation in the region, in the South Caucasus, and possible joint efforts to bring about stabilization in the region," he said.

The idea to hold this trilateral meeting belongs to Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, the diplomat said.

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