Zarif: Ankara, Tehran to continue co-op in all areas
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 12
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Iran and Turkey will continue cooperation in all spheres, said Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
He made the remarks Aug. 12 during a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, TRT Haber news channel reports.
Zarif spoke about Iran’s interest in increasing supplies of natural gas and electricity to Turkey.
He said there can be disagreements between Iran and Turkey on a number of issues, but they won’t affect the development of bilateral relations.
“Turkey and Iran support Syria’s territorial integrity,” the Iranian FM added.
He said Iran also welcomes the normalization of relations between Moscow and Ankara.
Iran’s foreign minister is on a visit to Turkey.
Trade turnover between Turkey and Iran amounted to $2.9 billion in 1Q 2016. The figure was $9.76 billion in 2015.
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