13 Dec 2022 09:09

Erdogan plans to discuss deepening of ties at summit with Azerbaijani and Turkmen leaders

ASHGABAT. Dec 13 (Interfax) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to discuss steps to further deepen cooperation in trade, energy and transport at a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, according to a report published on the Turkish leader's website.

"The summit, to be held in Awaza on Wednesday, December 14 with the participation of President Erdogan and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan at the invitation of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan, will address steps to further deepen the cooperation between the three friendly and brotherly countries in all areas, particularly in trade, energy and transportation," the report said.

"Various agreements, which will strengthen the contractual basis for cooperation in the aforementioned areas, will be signed at the summit," it said.

One-on-one meetings will also be held on the sidelines of the event, the Turkish president's press service said.

The Awaza national tourist area is located on the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea.

A summit of the Turkmen, Azerbaijani and Turkish presidents was initially expected to take place in August 2021, but it was rescheduled for a later date at Erdogan's request.