December 10, 2022 - 13:43 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The second meeting of the regional cooperation platform in the "3+3" format (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia + Russia, Turkey, Iran) may take place in the coming months, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Fourth CIS Department Denis Gonchar said in an interview with TASS, published on Saturday, December 10.
"Currently, the organizational modalities for holding the second "3+3" meeting are being worked out. We hope that it will take place in the coming months. Judging by the mood of all participants, an invitation could be sent to Georgia as well," the diplomat said.
According to him, the Russian Federation is convinced of the demand for the regional platform in the interests of expanding mutually beneficial cooperation between the participating countries.
Earlier, the leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkey, Ilham Aliyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, came up with the initiative of the six-sided format of cooperation on Karabakh and the unblocking of economic and transport ties in the Couth Caucasus. Russia and Iran welcomed the idea, while Georgia announced that it did not plan to participate in this regional initiative and offered its own format of negotiations between Baku and Yerevan to maintain peace in the form of a "troika". On December 10, 2021, the first meeting of the 3+3 platform at the level of deputy foreign ministers was held in Moscow.