Iran, Turkey appoint special envoys to develop bilateral ties
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 28 / Trend A.Taghiyeva, T.Jafarov /
For further development of relations between Turkey and Iran, the two countries agreed on the appointment of special envoys from each country, ISNA quoted Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying on Wednesday.
Minister of Development and Investment Cevdet Yilmaz has been appointed representative from Turkey, and Vice President for International Affairs Ali Saidlu - from Iran.
Erdogan also said that the special representatives were instructed to draw up a list of areas of cooperation between the two countries and to examine the level of cooperation. Then they will have to prepare a report to the presidents of Iran and Turkey.
"Our goal is to bring bilateral trade up to $35 billion", he said.
Erdogan said Turkey wants to make a positive contribution to the process of negotiations between Iran and the Six powers.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan began on Wednesday his visit to Iran. Erdogan is expected to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Chairman of Parliament Ali Larijani.