Tehran (IP): Iran's foreign minister said Tehran and Ankara would soon sign a cooperation road map.

Iran PressIran News: Attending a press conference after meeting Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, stated that effective negotiations were held to develop a new road map and long-term cooperation between Iran and Turkey.

Iran's foreign minister went on to say that we also discussed regional and international issues, and Afghanistan was one of them.

He added that creating peace and security in the west of Asia and emphasizing the neighborhood between Iran and Turkey was also discussed.

The two countries also discussed bilateral investment, possible private sector investment opportunities, and effective ways of lifting trade barriers between Iran and Turkey.

Iran and Turkey have historical and friendly relations, which are emphasized, noted the minister.

Expanding cooperation in trade, energy transit, and lifting barriers to accelerate this cooperation were also revised, highlighted Amir-Abdollahian.

Two countries' cooperation decreased in the last two years due to the Coronavirus pandemic will reach its highest point soon, concluded Iran's foreign minister.

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Attending a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu expressed his condolences to the Iranian people due to the earthquake in Hormozgan province, adding that Turkey would always stand by Iran.

Referring to Iran and Turkey's cooperation road map, he added that hopefully, this document would be signed on the sidelines of the Seventh meeting of the Supreme Council of Cooperation between the two countries.

Unfortunately, during the Corona pandemic, we had a decline in economic relations, but he added that we had a 71% growth in this area this year.

He also expressed happiness for resuming talks over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), hoping that the parties would reach positive results.

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu highlighted that the two countries also talked about peace and security in the region, especially Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen.

Expressing worrisome about the situation in Afghanistan, he said that forming an inclusive government is the solution.

Çavuşoğlu also expressed Turkey's readiness to cooperate with Iran about Afghanistan.

 Earlier, Saeed Khaibzadeh, in his press conference with reporters on Monday morning, said: "Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will pay a visit to Tehran today, in addition to meeting with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir -Abdollahian, President "Ebrahim Raisi.

Regarding the Turkish Foreign Minister's visit and the discussion of water management between the two foreign ministers, the senior Khatibzadeh said: "The dam on the Tigris River and all the countries downstream are affected by any decision at the regional and local level. Joint management and considering human and environmental dimensions and nature are essential.


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