News ID: 302173
Published: 0727 GMT April 14, 2021

President stresses need to continue Tehran-Ankara cooperation

President stresses need to continue Tehran-Ankara cooperation

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran in a phone call to his Turkish counterpart emphasized the need for continued regional cooperation between Tehran and Ankara.

Speaking to President Recept Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, President Rouhani hoped for the successful holding of the Joint Economic Commission of the two countries next month as a roadmap for economic and trade relations between the two capitals, Mehr News Agency reported.

Congratulating the government and people of Turkey on the arrival of the auspicious month of Ramadan, President Rouhani said that relations between the two countries have been established based on friendship and intimacy and development of cooperation between Iran and Turkey can help strengthen friendly relations and play a better role in the region.

Rouhani termed sincere and friendly relations with Turkey as a neighboring and Muslim country ‘of great importance for Iran’ and emphasized on developing and deepening of relations with this country in various political, economic and trade fields.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he pointed to the plans outlined for holding the 28th Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation between Iran and Turkey in May 2021 and termed the event as a roadmap for the economic and trade relations between the two countries.

He then expressed hope that successful holding of this meeting would further promote cooperation in the fields of energy, transportation and trade and commodity exchanges between the two countries.

The Turkish president, for his part, congratulated the arrival of holy month of Ramadan to the government and people of Iran and emphasized the serious determination of Ankara for developing and deepening amicable relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

He also expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation and collaboration of the two countries even during the spread of coronavirus global pandemic.

Resource: MNA
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