Developing Ties with Neighbors, Iran’s Principled Policy: Envoy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Ambassador to Ankara Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian Fard underlined that Tehran’s principled policy is to strengthen its relations with neighboring countries, Turkey in particular.
Addressing a ceremony held in the Iranian Embassy in Ankara to celebrate the beginning of Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn) ceremonies, marking the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution, Taherian Fard praised the growing relations between Iran and Turkey.
He said the Islamic Republic’s principled policy is to develop ties with its neighbors, Turkey in particular, in all spheres.
“The political, economic, cultural, and multilateral regional cooperation between the two countries is growing in a balanced way, and the growth is affecting the development, stability, and security of the region,” the envoy noted.
The remarks came after high-ranking officials from Iran and Turkey recently signed a roadmap for the development of cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various security fields, including efforts to boost border control and counter money laundering.
The roadmap was signed at the end of the second session of the joint working group of interior ministry officials of Iran and Turkey held in Ankara from December 13 to 15.
Iranian Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari and his Turkish counterpart headed the delegations of the two countries in the session.
In the three-day session, the two sides focused on various areas of cooperation, including efforts to combat drug smuggling, human trafficking, organized crimes, illegal border crossing, terrorism and money laundering.