Aug 31, 2017, 4:31 PM
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President: 12th Go'vt set to promote cordial ties with Turkey

Tehran, Aug 31, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani lauded Iran-Turkey friendly relations and stressed the need for promoting Tehran-Ankara cooperation in all fields.

In a telephone talk with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, he congratulated the Turkish top executive on Eid al-Adha, saying that the 12th government is determined to boost cordial ties with Turkey as Iran's friendly and neighboring country.

Rouhani welcomed increasing interaction between Iran and Turkey in recent months, saying that given the will of the two countries' officials and establishment of high council of Iran-Turkey cooperation, bilateral relations will further expand.

Underlining the need to develop cooperation between Iran and Turkey in line with settlement of regional problems, Rouhani pointed out that sensitive regional situation requires the two countries to work for peace and stability in the region more than before.

Noting that certain powers are imposing their will on the nations and they are detrimental to the nations, he said that Iran considers all efforts to split certain countries detrimental to regional peace and stability.

Deploring that full security has not been established in Iraq and Syria yet, Iranian president said that Iran and Turkey as the two big regional powers should assume active role in line with regional stability and security.

Referring to the plights of Muslims in Myanmar, he said that Iran has never accepted tyranny to Muslims anywhere in the world and condemns it.

Erdogan, for his part, congratulated Rouhani on Eid Adha and inauguration of the 12th government, saying that he is sure Iran-Turkey cooperation will further improve during the tenure of the new administration compared to that in previous government.

Regretting oppression of Muslims in Myanmar, he said that solidarity between Iran and Turkey is essential and strengthening cooperation between them will greatly contribute to solving regional problems.