Trilateral discussions on cooperation between Azerbaijani, Russian and Turkish civil society institutes were held as part of the program of the visit of representatives of a Turkish NGO and a delegation of the Russian Public Chamber that arrived in Azerbaijan on an invitation of the Council of State Support to NGOs under the Azerbaijani President.
Chairman of the International Cooperation Center Azay Guliyev, Director of the Russian Institute of Political Studies Sergei Markov and a Turkish delegation led by Turkish NGO chairman Ismail Safi attended the discussions.
Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia have friendly relations, which must translate to those between the relations of those country's NGOs and civil society groups, Guliyev said.
A Coordination Council for NGO Cooperation of three countries, which will focus on coordinating the cooperation in the future, must be established, he said.
Guliyev offered to hold the next forum in Moscow.
The representatives of the Russian Public Chamber said that the three countries are regional leaders and cooperation in this sector can be successful. A new format of trilateral relations, which could contribute to the stability and development of the region, must be found.
Chairman of Turkish NGO Ismail Safi said that the potential of civil institutions must be used to strengthen relations in civil society.
It was stressed that the regulations on organizing the trilateral cooperation between the two countries was reflected in the memorandum signed today.
It was agreed to develop a package of specific proposals.
It was proposed that the next trilateral meeting be held in Moscow.