Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Cooperation Commission signs 6 MoUs

Business Materials 28 April 2021 17:10 (UTC +04:00)
Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Cooperation Commission signs 6 MoUs

TEHRAN, Iran, Apr. 28


Head of Iran's presidential office Mahmoud Vaezi said that Iran has the best relations with Turkey among 15 other neighboring countries, Trend reports via IRNA.

Meanwhile, the two-day 28th Meeting of Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Cooperation Commission (JEC) convened today. Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez joined Vaezi JEC chairpersons to discuss furthering regional and bilateral economic ties.

"COVID-19 has caused a lot of damage to our business,” Vaezi said during the meeting.

“The lack of in-person meetings and the fact that we're meeting online is an example of this damage," he said.

"If you were in Tehran today, we could have reached more agreements,” he said, addressing Fatih Dönmez.

"We have the best economic relations with Turkey among the 15 neighboring countries and we should not allow the COVID-19 problems to damage our relationship,” said Vaezi.

"Fortunately, the Vienna talk has created a lot of hope in our relations with different countries," said the head of the president's office, referring to the ongoing talks in Vienna.

He described the joint commission as an economic roadmap between Iran and Turkey that could bring change in relations between the two countries.

After signing six MoUs between Iran and Turkey, Vaezi said that the main parts of this cooperation deal with politics, economy, regional issues and trade.

Vaezi said Iran and Turkey have potential to reach the annual bilateral trade of $30 billion.