Iran, Turkey determined to raise annual trade to $30b

Ankara, May 17, IRNA - Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday that the resolve of Iran and Turkey to raise annual mutual trade to $30 billion trade is serious.

In a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vaezi stressed the need for accelerating implementation of the agreements approved by Tehran-Ankara Strategic High Council.

Referring to common views of the two countries on major global issues, Vaezi stressed the need for mutual cooperation and continued talks on regional developments and incessant fight against terrorism.

Iranian official also expressed condolences over martyrdom of over 60 Palestinians in Israel’s recent attacks on Gaza, saying that unity of the Islamic world and condemnation of US provocative move to relocate embassy to Holy Quds by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and other international institutes is essential.

The Turkish president, for his part, said that the agreements reached between the two countries’ presidents should be implemented speedily.

Promoting all-out cooperation with Tehran is on the Turkish government’s agenda, he said.

Censuring the US for its move to withdraw from the JCPOA, he described the move as a threat to diplomacy as well as regional and international peace and cooperation.

He also invited Islamic Republic to take part in the extraordinary summit of OIC salted to be held on Friday with a focus on Gaza.

Vaezi arrived in Ankara at the head of a high-ranking delegation on Wednesday to meet with President Erdogan.
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