President Hassan Rouhani in a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan hailed the role of both countries as two great powers in the region and the Islamic world.

Iran PressIran news: Rouhani congratulated the Turkish government and people on Eid al-Adha, saying, "Iran and Turkey have an important role in resolving regional issues and problems."

He also expressed satisfaction over the well-established relations between the two nations in all possible areas including economic, political, cultural, and international issues.

Emphasizing the need to further deepen such cooperation in the future, the Iranian President pointed to the responsible and cooperative approach Iran and Turkey have adopted in various global and regional, and Islamic world issues.

He believed the region's problems should be resolved through dialogue and negotiation.

For his part, the Turkish president congratulated Rouhani and the Iranian nation on Eid al-Adha and described the relations between the two countries as sincere and developing.

Erdogan went on to stress the need for continued cooperation between the two countries in the future.

Highlighting the similar stances pursued by the two counties on important regional and international issues, Erdogan appreciated the efforts of the Iranian government to further develop and deepen strategic relations and cooperation between the two countries in the past eight years.

The Turkish President stressed the need for cooperation between the countries of the region to resolve crises, including the crisis in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.