Erdogan and Rouhani vow to strengthen bilateral relations

Turkey and Iran have pledged to strengthen bilateral relations. On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made such vows. He also emphasized the role of both countries in dealing with various regional crises.

The meeting between the two leaders took place through a video conference on Tuesday. This was originally the sixth meeting of the Council of the highest strategic relations between Turkey and Iran. However, Erdogan-Rouhani spoke at a video conference without a direct meeting as a result of the current Corona epidemic. The two leaders emphasized the rapid implementation of the agreements signed between the two countries.

Erdogan stated that Ankara sent essential medical equipment to Tehran in the early stages of the Corona epidemic. Through this, we have proved that Turkey is on the Iranian side. Ankara is always ready to invest in Iran’s energy, transport and tourism sectors.

Erdogan sharply criticized the move of some Middle Eastern countries to normalize relations with Israel. He said that these countries have betrayed the Muslim world.

Erdogan also expressed interest in meeting the Iranian president directly after the current Corona epidemic ended.

Rouhani said that the agreements already signed between the two countries for investment in the energy and transport sectors as well as tourism and oil and gas sectors need to be implemented immediately.

He said that Tehran and Ankara have played a positive role in the Syrian crisis through the Astana peace process with Russia. Sources: Dainik Sabah, Purse Today

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