Ministers Discuss Tehran-Ankara Cooperation on Housing
Iranian Housing and Urban Development Minister Ali Nikzad, who is in Turkey for an official visit, met with his Turkish counterpart Mustafa Damir and explored ways to boost mutual cooperation in building houses and infrastructures, FNA reported.
During the meeting held in Ankara on Thursday, Nikzad urged expansion of mass-produced houses to meet the market demands.
Nikzad, heading an Iranian delegation, arrived in Ankara on Thursday to confer with Turkish officials on boosting mutual cooperation.
Nikzad's visit to the neighboring brother country was made on an invitation extended by his Turkish counterpart who visited Tehran three months ago.
The Iranian housing minister would in addition to holding talks with his counterpart in this trip is scheduled to meet the Turkish head of the two countries' Joint Economic Commission Jodat Yilmaz.
Nikzad would in addition to his meetings and talks in Turkey also observe the developments of Turkey in construction and infrastructure works in Istanbul and Ankara.
Nikzad is scheduled to depart Ankara for Istanbul on Friday evening.
Iran and Turkey have in recent years increased their cooperation in all the various fields of economy, security, trade, education, energy and culture.
The two sides have exchanged several politico-economic delegations during the last few months.
Ankara's Ambassador to Tehran Umit Yardim in an interview in December underlined the importance of his country's ties with Iran, and stressed that no development or third party can ever undermine the solid relations between the two countries.
Stressing that Turkey attaches much importance to its ties with Iran, he told FNA at the time, "What is important to us is that Iran is a country to which we attach importance and is of much value to us."
"We want to expand our ties with Iran in all fields and we don't want any condition to overshadow our relations," Yardim said.
Meantime, Turkey is due to host a next round of talks between Iran and the six major powers in late January.