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Iran and Turkey are ready for long-term cooperation – Abdollahiyan


Turkey and Iran agreed to prepare a roadmap for long-term cooperation.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahiyan stated this at a joint press conference with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Tehran.

The head of Iranian diplomacy announced plans of Tehran and Ankara to create joint mechanisms to accelerate the pace of development of relations between the two countries.

“We agreed to prepare a roadmap for long-term cooperation between Turkey and Iran. Diplomatic negotiations on this issue will begin, and during the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Tehran, a memorandum of cooperation will be signed in the presence of the heads of the two states, ”the minister said.

The head of Iranian diplomacy announced the determination of both sides to remove obstacles to the development of Turkish-Iranian relations.

“The two countries are linked by historical ties of friendship. Tehran attaches special importance to these relations. During the talks with their Turkish counterpart, they emphasized the importance of cooperation in a number of areas: trade, economic, energy, in matters of consular activities and ensuring border security, ”Abdollahiyan said.

According to the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, neither side sees serious obstacles to the development of relations between Turkey and Iran. “The two countries have great potential. Obstacles to entrepreneurs have been identified, and steps will be taken to eliminate problems in this area in the near future, ”the minister said.

Abdollahiyan drew attention to the fact that the new type of coronavirus pandemic in the past two years has negatively affected relations between the two countries.

Issues such as climate change and the fight against it are also on the agenda of Ankara and Tehran, Abdollahiyan added.

. . .(HAS).