Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Istanbul, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan said.
The meeting was held on the margins of the 6th trilateral meeting of the ministers of foreign affairs of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran in Istanbul.
Mammadyarov and Zarif exchanged views on various issues of bilateral cooperation agenda of friendly and good neighborhood relations existing between the two states based on common historical, religious and cultural links.
The ministers underlined the importance of strengthening of peace and security in the region and stressed in this regard their commitments to the principles of international law, such as respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, inviolability of internationally recognized borders, peaceful settlement of all disputes and non-interference in internal affairs.
Putting emphasize on the importance of transport infrastructure and transit projects implemented in the region, the ministers noted the importance of benefiting from the opportunities presented by the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway and the earliest completion of the Rasht-Astara railway. The significance of using full capacity of the ports was also underlined.
At the meeting, they also discussed the cooperation opportunities in science and technology, education, culture, health, tourism and etc.