Rouhani: Iran can meet Turkey’s energy demand (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 16
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran stands ready to ensure the energy security of Turkey, said the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
He made the statement during a joint press-conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara Apr. 16, which was aired live by Iran's state-run IRINN TV.
"We promised Turkey that Iran is able to ensure Turkey's energy security," Rouhani said, adding Tehran can fully meet Ankara's gas, oil, electricity and petrochemical needs.
Rouhani also said Iran and Turkey agreed to expand ties in various areas, adding that the two countries' economies complement each other.
He added that after the removal of international sanctions, grounds are ready for boosting cooperation in various areas.
Closer banking ties have big importance, said Rouhani, adding that Iran and Turkey need to remove obstacles to expand ties.
The two sides also decided to expand banking ties, according to the Iranian president.
He added that Turkish banks can open their branches in Iran in order to facilitate the mutual trade and economic ties.