Veep: Iran, Turkey two big regional powers
The First Vice-President, Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, said here on Thursday that Iran and Turkey are 'two great powers' in the region.
According to a report posted on Presidential Office website, Rahimi made the remarks in a meeting with Chairman of Turkish National Parliament Foreign Policy Commission, Murat Mercan, IRNA reported.
He further added that unity of the regional nations will prevent the arrogant powers to infiltrate in the area and enforce their domineering policies.
Describing the two countries' ties as 'cordial and friendly,', he said bilateral relations are at the highest level which can serve as a model for other countries in the region and the world.
'Strengthening parliamentary ties can help consolidate political and economic relations,' he said.
Referring to determining the level of $30 billion for commercial exchanges, he said that Iran and Turkey should do their utmost to promote economic cooperation in a bid to meet the figure.
Mercan, for his part, underlined further promotion of bilateral ties and said that Turkish parliament feels itself duty-bound to help materialize the level set for trade exchanges.
Underlining the significance of security, peace and stability in the region, he also noted that Iran as a regional power plays a crucial roe in this respect.
Of course, all the countries should help improve regional peace and security, Mercan concluded.