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Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran hold trilateral meeting

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (C) meets Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and Afghan Foreign Minister, Mohammad Hanif Atmar (L)within the Antalya Diplomacy Forum at NEST International Convention Center in Antalya, Turkey on June 20, 2021 [Fatih Aktaş/Anadolu Agency]
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (C) meets Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and Afghan Foreign Minister, Mohammad Hanif Atmar (L)within the Antalya Diplomacy Forum at NEST International Convention Center in Antalya, Turkey on June 20, 2021 [Fatih Aktaş/Anadolu Agency]

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

"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.

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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.

Topics ranging from the Balkans, the future of Europe, trans-Atlantic relations, refugees and migrants, and the threat of terrorism were discussed and debated.

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