Iranian VP Calls for Boosting Economic Cooperation with Turkey
Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi in a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday stressed the need for increasing economic cooperation between Tehran and Ankara, FARS reported.
"Grounds are prepared now for making a major progress in Iran-Turkey trade relations," Rahimi said.
Promotion of bilateral ties and cooperation with Turkey is one of Iran's major priorities, he added.
The Iranian vice-president arrived in Turkey on September 15 on a two-day visit to discuss major bilateral, regional and international developments with senior Turkish officials including President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as well as the country's foreign minister.
He added that signing of the Tehran Declaration by the Iranian, Turkish and Brazilian presidents in Tehran on May 17 was an example of effective relations between Iran and Turkey.
Rahimi expressed hope that further steps would be taken in the future for expansion of bilateral ties and cooperation.
Meanwhile, the Turkish foreign minister referred to Iran-Turkey's relations as more historical and cordial than political.
He stressed that there were no obstacles on the way of promoting Tehran-Ankara relations.