Iran, Turkey discuss means of developing bilateral ties
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian discusses with his newly-appointed Turkish counterpart the means of developing bilateral ties between Tehran and Ankara.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Sunday called newly-appointed Turkish Foreign Hakan Fidan to congratulate him on his new post in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's freshly-formed cabinet.
Voicing hope for close cooperation continuing between the two countries, Amir-Abdollahian invited his Turkish counterpart to visit Tehran stressing the need for the expediting of the development of bilateral ties.
The Iranian top diplomat underlined that he saw Iranian-Turkish cooperation on regional issues as "important", stressing the need for the implementation of regional mechanisms.
The Turkish top diplomat pointed out the importance of continuing good talks and cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey in the bilateral and regional areas, declaring his readiness to help strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries in the coming period.
Vidan also said he would visit Tehran at the soonest opportunity, conveying the greetings of the Turkish president to Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi.
The Turkish foreign minister also expressed his appreciation for Iran's First Vice President, Mohamed Mokhber, attending Erdogan's inauguration.
Amir-Abdullahian had described on Twitter the new Turkish foreign minister as a "professional and understanding diplomat."
"We have met and talked closely several times. He is a professional and understanding diplomat. I also bid farewell to my brother, Mevlut Cavusoglu," the Iranian top diplomat said.
انتخاب برادرم هاكان فيدان را به سمت وزير امور خارجه جمهوری ترکیه صمیمانه تبریک می گویم. ما بارها از نزدیک دیدار و گفتگو کرده ایم. او دیپلماتی حرفه ای و فهیم است. به برادرم مولود چاووش اوغلو هم خداقوت می گویم. pic.twitter.com/QkCtwz7vHg— H.Amirabdollahian امیرعبداللهیان (@Amirabdolahian) June 4, 2023
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called Tuesday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again, congratulated him on his victory in Turkey's most recent presidential elections, and underscored the importance of the regional countries' shared interests.
Raisi, during the phone call, reaffirmed that cooperation will guarantee the interests of regional countries hoping that economic, political, security, cultural, and commercial relations between Tehran and Ankara will further grow during Erdogan's renewed administration.
According to Raisi, Iranian-Turkish cooperation has played a significant role in fostering an atmosphere of stability and security across the region and stressed the importance of accelerating this cooperation between the two nations.
On his part, Erdogan voiced his optimism regarding future cooperation agreements with Tehran insisting that Turkey will continue to cooperate with Iran in various fields.
The Turkish President expressed Ankara's desire to further regional cooperation making reference to the quadrilateral cooperation of Turkey, Iran, Syria, and Russia.
"We are determined to continue regional cooperation with more seriousness, including cooperation in the quadripartite framework," said Erdogan.
The increased quadrilateral cooperation, Erdogan explained, will emerge more effective results that will proceed to strengthen and deepen regional ties inevitably expanding economic and commercial cooperation.