Iran, Turkey Underline Further Expansion of Bilateral Ties
Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi in a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Turkey stressed the necessity for consolidation of ties between the two neighboring countries.
“The two countries should use all the existing opportunities and potentials to further deepen and boost their relations in all fields,” Rahimi said during the meeting on the sidelines of a summit on Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Noting that the ground is ready for the promotion of ties between Iran and Turkey, he reiterated that the two countries can contribute unique roles in the region and the world by boosting their mutual and multilateral cooperation.
Gul, for his part, appreciated Iran’s participation in the conference, adding that Iran’s presence has brought more prestige and depth to the summit.
He also urged for the further development of ties with Iran in different fields, and said, “We should use all opportunities and potentials to promote the level of bilateral and regional relations.”
Gul called for an increase in the volume of trade exchanges between Tehran and Ankara, and stressed the necessity for the establishment of a secure rail link to connect Pakistan to Turkey via Iran.