On June 5, 2017, the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM) in cooperation of the Center for Strategic Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Turkey (SAM) and the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) organized an international conference entitled “Azerbaijan – Georgia-Turkey Trilateral relations: Vision for the Future” in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Novruz Mammadov, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan for Foreign Policy Issues delivered a welcoming speech.
The opening remarks were made by Kakha Gogolashvili, the Director of the EU Studies Center at the Rondeli Foundation, Dr. Mesut Ozcan, Chairman of the Center for Strategic Research of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and Dr. Farhad Mammadov, the Director of the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
In the first session “Security Challenges for the Trilateral Relations” Amb. Giorgi Badridze, the Senior Fellow at the Rondeli Foundation delivered a speech on geopolitics of trilateral cooperation.
During the second session “Economic and Energy Aspects of the Trilateral Relations”, Kakha Gogolashvili discussed EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area: impact on trilateral economic cooperation, while at the same panel, Amb. Valeri Chechelashvili, the Senior Fellow at the Rondeli Foundation made a speech on the perspectives for trilateral cooperation in regards of transport, trade and energy aspects.