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Rouhani: Iran resolved to boost ties with neighbors
Rouhani: Iran resolved to boost ties with neighbors
President Hassan Rouhani expressed Iran’s determination to enhance friendly relations with Turkey, Iraq and Azerbaijan as he talked with his counterparts in separate phone calls.

In a Friday telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Rouhani said the friendly and neighboring countries like Iran and Turkey should further boost their cooperation at a time when the US has targeted the Iranian nation with oppressive sanctions.

The president hailed Tehran-Ankara ties, especially in the economic and trade sectors, adding, "The Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to develop friendly and brotherly bonds and cooperation with Turkey in all fields.”

Referring to some issues and problems gripping the region, Rouhani expressed hope that stability and peace would prevail through cooperation among all regional states.

Rouhani said he hopes that Iran and Turkey would continue to work together and share experiences concerning the fight against the coronavirus as they have done so far.

Erdogan praised the Iranian government and people for making successful efforts to counter the coronavirus, stressing the need for reinforcing bilateral cooperation and transferring experiences in this regard.

Iran-Turkey economic relations should develop and their trade exchanges should accelerate in accordance with the coronavirus-related health protocols, Erdogan said, voicing hope that a meeting of the Supreme Council for Strategic Cooperation between the two countries would be held in the near future.


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In a separate phone call on Friday, Rouhani spoke with his Iraqi counterpart, Barham Salih.

During the conversation, the Iranian president commended a deep relationship” established throughout history between the two nations.

Rouhani expressed hope that the coronavirus pandemic would rein in so that the Iraqi and Iranian people and officials will be able to have more contacts.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's recent visit to Iran was a positive move that provided an opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest, he noted.

We hope that bilateral decisions and agreements would be implemented as soon