Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov met with David Zalkaliani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia within the framework of 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, APA reports citing the Ministry.
The Ministers expressed satisfaction with the mutually beneficial partnership relations forged between the two countries in an atmosphere of friendly neighborhood.
The Ministers emphasized the importance of increasing the efforts for peaceful settlement of the protracted conflicts, which constitute a serious threat to regional peace and security. Minister David Zalkaliani informed about the latest situation in the negotiations on the resolution of the conflict in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia. From his side, Minister Elmar Mammadyarov informed his colleague on the latest meeting of the Foreign Ministers in New York with the participation of the OSCE MG co-chairs on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The sides reiterated the significance of the settlement of the conflicts based on the norms and principles of international law and respect to internationally recognized borders and territorial integrity of states.
The Ministers exchanged their views on the activity of the State Commissions on delimitation and demarcation of the state border between Azerbaijan and Georgia and expressed their interest in the soonest finalization of the delimitation of the state border.
The sides also had an exchange on the issues of enhancing cooperation in the framework of the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey trilateral platform.
The Ministers considered the issues related to the cooperation within GUAM and discussed the upcoming meeting of the GUAM Foreign Ministers to be held on the sidelines of the UN GA 74th session.
At the meeting, a wide range of issues of global security agenda were also discussed.