Iran’s vice-president officially welcomes Turkish PM
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 5
By Fatih Karimov- Trend:
Iran's first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri has officially welcomed Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at Tehran's Saadabad Palace March 5.
Davutoglu heading a high-ranking delegation arrived in Tehran's Mehrabad airport March 4, where he welcomed by Iran's ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran's state run-TV IRINN reported.
Davutoglu is accompanied by ministers of economy, customs and trade, energy, transport, communications and development, government officials and representatives of major Turkish media.
The Turkish prime minister, in his two-day visit to Iran, is scheduled to negotiate and meet with Jahangiri, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and President Hassan Rouhani.
The visit follows consultations between the two countries' foreign ministries with the objective of expansion and strengthening of political, cultural, and economic relations.
The two parties will discus the issues of mutual interests as well as regional developments including the Syrian crisis.
Turkey intends to give a new impetus to its trade ties with neighboring Iran following removal of sanctions thorough a more active role by its private sector in order to take the rising golden opportunity in Iran's economy.
Following Davutoglu's visit to Iran, the upcoming visits by Foreign Minister Zarif and President Rouhani to Turkey are on the schedule.
The 25th round of Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Cooperation Council is scheduled to convene in Turkey later this year.