( www.irna.ir ) - Iran 's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said that Tehran and Ankara share identical views regarding several regional and international developments.
He made the remark in a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul which was held on the sidelines of the 19th session of Iran-Turkey Joint Economic and Trade Commission.
Mottaki added that profound historic, cultural and religious commonalties between Iran and Turkey have prepared the ground for enhanced relations between the two nations.
Gul, for his part, referred to Iran as a powerful country which plays a key role in the regional developments.
Underlining the need for settlement of the existing regional problems through consultations among regional states, the Turkish foreign minister underscored the need for assisting the Iraqi popular government in order to solve the critical situation in that occupied country.
German officials on Tuesday rejected suggestions that Rice's meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders had been a failure, saying the talks had indicated stronger U.S. involvement in seeking a solution and had shown communication lines between Abbas and Olmert were intact.
"It is without question significant that these talks will be continued - and although no agreement may have been reached ... this is a positive result," said German government spokesman Thomas Steg.