Ali Akbar Salehi sees "bright future" in Iran-Turkey relations
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has foreseen a bright future in Iran-Turkey relations but warned of efforts to generate division between the two neighboring states, Press TV reported.
On Suday, during the meeting with visiting Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Naji Koru, Salehi pointed to the close ties between Iran and Turkey, and expressed satisfaction with the amicable consular relations of the two countries.
Salehi added though, that certain hands are at work to sow discord between Tehran and Ankara.
Iran's Foreign Minister noted that the two neighboring states should not allow such attempts to negatively affect their bilateral ties, and voiced optimism regarding the future of Tehran-Ankara relations.
Koru, for his part, said the level of mutual ties between the two neighbors has sharply climbed over the years and that there are no thorny issues concerning bilateral consular affairs. Koru also expressed hope that the scope of bilateral cooperation between Ankara and Tehran will further expand in the coming years.
edited by: S. Isayev