Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will pay an official visit to Iran on Thursday in a bid to boost bilateral relations.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Wednesday that the visit is being made in the framework of political consultations between Iran and Turkey.

He went on to say that the Turkish delegation will land in Isfahan and bilateral meetings will also be held in the Iranian central city, Mehr News Agency reported.

According to Mousavi, the two sides will confer on a range of issues including implantation of previous economic agreements as well as the latest developments in the region.

The meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart will be held on Friday, said the spokesman, adding that a document on political cooperation between the two ministries will also be inked after the meeting.

Iran and Turkey have ramped up efforts in recent years to boost bilateral trade, setting a $30-billion annual trade target and signing several agreements to enhance cooperation in various areas.

Turkey is one of Iran’s major trading partners in the region which has come under pressure from Washington to stop working with Tehran under a fresh wave of US anti-Iran sanctions. 101

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