Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian announced that Tehran and Ankara agreed to hold diplomatic negotiations on a roadmap for long-term cooperation between the two countries.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Monday, Amir-Abdillahian said, “During today’s meeting, we agreed to begin diplomatic negotiations on the roadmap for long-term cooperation between Iran and Turkey and we hope the document will be finalized in the forthcoming visit of the Turkish President Erdogan to Tehran”.
“We had constructive talks on regional and international issues. Latest developments in Afghanistan, the need for expansion of stability, security and peace in the West Asian region and neighborhood policy of Iran and Turkey were among the topics discussed during the meeting,” he added.
“We stressed that the two administrations based in Tehran and Ankara are pragmatic so, they should quickly remove any possible obstacles to the bilateral relations,” Amir-Abdollahian emphasized.
Pointing to the historical and friendly relations between Iran and Turkey, he noted, “We attach importance to the historical and friendly relations in the path of developing bilateral cooperation”.
Stressing on expanding bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, transit and transportation, Amir-Abdollahian said, “During the meeting, we also exchanged views over consular issues”.
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