Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran hold trilateral meeting

The Nation  |  Jun 20, 2021

A trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan was held in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday.

"Started last day of Antalya Diplomacy Forum with a trilateral meeting with Javad Zarif and Haneef Atmar," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted.

Afghan Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar described the meeting as "first & very successful." In a tweet, he termed it a "crucial mechanism" to coordinate combined efforts for peace, security, counter-terrorism, and economic cooperation.

Separately, Cavusoglu also met the foreign ministers of Pakistan, Guinea Bissau and Nigeria, among other leaders.

The three-day Antalya Diplomacy Forum brought together political leaders, diplomats, opinion makers and academics. Anadolu Agency was a global communication partner.

Speaking at the closing speech of the high-level event, Cavusoglu said it was one of the first and biggest international events during the coronavirus pandemic.

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