Iranian president, Turkish prime minister hold talks over phone

Iran Materials 1 March 2007 13:54 (UTC +04:00)

( IRNA ) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday night discussed bilateral relations and regional issues, particularly developments in Iraq, over the telephone.

President Ahmadinejad, who is currently on an official visit to Sudan, held a telephone conversation with Erdogan.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported efforts aimed at bringing stability and security to Iraq and will continue to do so in the future," he said.

He said that Iranian foreign policy attaches great importance to the preservation of rights and interests of the Iraqi people and efforts to strengthen its democratic government," the president said.

Erdogan, for his part, stressed the importance of holding regular consultations among regional states, particularly between Iranian and Turkish officials, to maintain security and stability in the region.