Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 29
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, Turkish TRT Haber channel reported today.
Erdogan is expected to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Jan. 29, according to the TV channel.
Erdogan, who heads the country's official delegation, arrived in Iran on Jan. 28.
Before a trip to Iran, Erdogan said that Turkey and Iran are establishing the Supreme Cooperation Council.
He also stressed that the Council will undoubtedly have a positive impact on bilateral relations between Turkey and Iran.
"The trade turnover between Turkey and Iran reached $ 13.5 billion in 2013," Erdogan added.
He stressed that some $ 7.6 billion of the amount fell to the oil and gas exports of Iran, while Turkey's exports to Iran amounted to little more than $4 billion.
Iran and Turkey intend to increase the trade volume in the near future to $ 30 billion. Over the next nine years, the sides intend to increase this figure to $100 billion.
translated by NH
edited by CN