Iranian, Turkish Presidents Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues

Iranian, Turkish Presidents Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues

Iranian, Turkish Presidents Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged Turkey to respect the sovereignty of Syria, a local media reported on Thursday.

Rouhani noted that Iran is ready to expand economic ties with Turkey.

Touching on the trilateral relations among Turkey, Iran and Russian Federation on the regional issues, he said the cooperation is a must in fight against terror in the region.

As to regional developments, Araqchi said that Iran has always fought against terrorism and played a key role in establishing peace and stability in the region.

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"Given the very close viewpoints of the two countries on regional and worldwide issues, the political cooperation and consultations should continue", Rouhani added.

The two countries can expedite expansion of economic relations by using national currencies in economic transactions, the Iranian president suggested.

For his part, Erdogan said new threats against the region entails close cooperation between Iran and Turkey.

Elsewhere in his statements, Erdogan highlighted the commonalities in Iran and Turkey's stances towards many regional and global issues and expressed satisfaction over the current level of cooperation between Iran and Turkey in fight against terrorism.

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Erdogan invited the Iranian president to attend the meeting.

Erdogan also called for expansion of relations in various areas.

"We should make efforts and take measures in a way that no country feels threatened by its neighbours, " Rouhani said in the meeting with visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday.

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