Turkish PM: Iran is important actor in region and important neighbor for Turkey
Iran is an important actor in the region and an important neighbor for Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tayyip said in Istanbul at a joint press conference with Iranian First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, the Anadolu news agency reported.
During the meetings, the state delegations signed a number of important documents in spheres of economy and education, as well as youth and cultural cooperation.
Erdogan and Rahimi discussed bilateral, regional and international issues. Much attention was paid to the problems of terrorism and Iran's nuclear program.
"We have reached a very sensitive period for Iran's nuclear program. The question is constantly under our attention. Undoubtedly, there are ways of peaceful resolution of this problem and we need to maximize their use," Erdogan said.
Rahimi is on two-day official visit to Turkey since Sept.15.