Iranian Minister Discusses Economic Ties with Turkey
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s minister of communications and Turkey’s minister of development explored avenues for strengthening economic relations between Tehran and Ankara.
Mahmoud Vaezi, who is paying a two-day visit to Turkey’s capital at the head of a delegation, met with Turkey’s Cevdet Yilmaz on Tuesday to discuss latest status of economic ties between the two neighboring countries.
The Iranian and Turkish officials emphasized the need for following up the implementation of deals signed in the first meeting of Strategic Cooperation Council in Turkey.
The two sides also talked about regional issues and the roles Tehran and Ankara play in restoring peace to the region.
Vaezi, who is also Iranian president’s special representative for Turkish affairs, had earlier conferred on Tehran-Ankara cooperation in a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The Iranian minister, who is in Turkey at Yilmaz’s invitation, is due to meet his Turkish counterpart Lutfi Elvan, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and Turkey's Minister of Science Fikri Isik.
The visit came soon after Cavusoglu’s last month visit to Iran followed two weeks later by that of Nihat Zeybekçi, the Turkish economy minister.
Later this month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is slated to pay his first visit to Tehran as the head of the Turkish state.
The two neighboring countries has earlier agreed that the value of annual trade should reach $30 billion.