Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, this evening, in a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister, stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran is opposed to any geopolitical change in the Caucasus region.

Iran PressIran news: Türkiye's foreign minister was received for a meeting by Ali Akbar Ahmadian, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) to discuss the all-out expansion of cooperation, especially in the security and economic fields.

In the meeting, Ahmadian pointed to the long-standing history of cooperation between the two countries and asserted that the relations between the two countries create security and stability in the region.

Iran's SNSC secretary further pointed to the developments in the Caucasus region and the Islamic Republic of Iran's opposition to any geopolitical changes to the borders in the region, saying that the establishment of a new format in the Caucasus known as the 3+3 format will be an effective measure to resolve misunderstandings among the regional countries.

The Turkish Foreign Minister, for his part, congratulated the appointment of Ahmadian as the SNSC secretary and announced his country's interest in the all-out expansion of relations with Iran.

He expressed hope that a new chapter for bilateral and multilateral cooperation will open during Ahmadian's tenure.

Referring to the necessity of cooperation between the two countries in dealing with Islamophobia and desecration of the Holy Qur'an, Ahmadian said: "Iran and Turkey, as the two largest countries in the Islamic world, have a duty to abide by their religious and historical commitments and stand against the cowardly attack of international Zionism' agents who target the beliefs of millions of Muslims across the world."

Ahmadian noting that both countries have suffered from terrorists who were armed and equipped with the support the West and the Israeli regime, he stated, fortunately, the countries of the region have reached a common understanding that borrowed security is not guaranteed and sustainable, and it is the local mechanisms and regional cooperation that guarantees sustainable security.

In the end, Turkish Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction with the agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia, noting that Iran is a significant and responsible country in the region and praised the role of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the fight against terrorism. 219