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Iran, Turkey vow to boost their bilateral ties

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (C-R) along with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu (C-L) give a joint press conference in the capital Tehran on November 15, 2021. (AFP)
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (C-R) along with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu (C-L) give a joint press conference in the capital Tehran on November 15, 2021. (AFP)

Regional powers Iran and Turkey express a willingness to step up ties, as Ankara’s foreign minister visits Tehran.

The neighbors have historically close economic relations, but occasionally find themselves on opposite sides of regional conflicts, including in Syria.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi after talks with his counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

The two sides “should be ready to increase their relations from the current level to an overall cooperation,” says a statement from Iran’s presidency. This should be done “by finalizing the roadmap for strengthening collaborations, which is on the agenda of both countries,” it says.

On Twitter, Cavusoglu says he and Raisi “discussed our bilateral relations, including trade, investments and [the] fight against terrorism” as well as the “latest developments in our region.”

The pair “reaffirmed our mutual will to further develop our relations,” the minister adds.

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