Turkish MP: Iran-Turkey friendship eternal
Turkish Parliament Vice Speaker Mehmet Saglam says Iran-Turkey friendship is everlasting, IRNA reported.
Speaking to IRNA on the sidelines of the 26th Inter-Parliamentary Union Executive Committee session, Saglam highlighted importance of expanding parliamentary relations between Iran and Turkey and its impact on promotion and consolidation of relations among Muslim countries.
He said Iran and Turkey have had peaceful coexistence for hundres of years.
He noted that irrespective of the approach of Iranian and Turkish statesmen and their classic diplomacy, their people have very close relations and know and love each other.
He added that friendship between Iran and Turkey, as the two countries sharing strong ethnic, lingual, historical and cultural commonalties, would be everlasting, he added.
Pointing to the establishment of the IPU of the Organization of Islamic Conference in 1999, he said establishment of such an institution with the capacity to forge institutionalized and close relations among Muslim parliaments was an important move.
In today's world parliamentary diplomacy has gained special importance alongside classic diplomacy and that the it is now possibile for Muslim countries to have direct exchange of views.