Iran’s Rouhani to visit Turkey in coming days
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 11
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani will visit Turkey in the near future, Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said.
The Iranian president is expected to visit Turkey by end of this week, Kalin said, Turkey's TRT Haber TV reported April 11.
Meanwhile, Iranian head of Iran-Turkey joint economic commission Mahmoud Vaezi said that Rouhani will travel to Istanbul, this week to attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit.
Vaezi added that in the 25th meeting of Iran-Turkey joint economic commission held a few days ago in Ankara, it was agreed that President Rouhani during his Turkey visit would allocate a time for reviewing bilateral economic issues.
Tehran and Ankara are intended to raise their bilateral trade to $30 billion per annum.
The trade turnover between the two countries stood at $13.71 billion in 2014 and $9.76 billion in 2015. Although the trade turnover dropped by 29 percent in 2015 compared to the preceding year, many observers believe that the decline came amid global economic crisis ruling out the role of the political disagreements.