1258 GMT August 18, 2022
The Iranian foreign minister said issues pertaining to the preparation and signing of a comprehensive document on long-term cooperation between Tehran and Ankara will be a main focus of his consultations in Turkey.
Making the remarks in an address to reporters upon arrival at the airport in Ankara on Monday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian added when the administration of Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi took office in August 2021, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu took a trip to Tehran, during which “we discussed diverse issues, including the preparation of the long-term comprehensive cooperation document”, ISNA reported.
During that visit, the two sides agreed to sign the document after its finalization, he said.
The top Iranian diplomat noted that during his Ankara visit, he will also discuss different bilateral issues and cases with Turkish officials.
He expressed hope that he would hold favorable and fruitful talks with top Turkish officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Cavusoglu.
Amir-Abdollahian left Tehran for Ankara on Monday. Following his Turkey visit, he is scheduled to travel to Turkmen capital of Ashgabat to take part in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Caspian Sea littoral states.
The Iranian president is also expected to travel to Turkmenistan on Wednesday at the head of a high-ranking politico-economic delegation to take part in the sixth summit of the Caspian Sea countries’ heads of state.
Raeisi will hold meetings with the presidents of the participating countries including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev on the same day.