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Iran president, Turkish PM hold key talks in Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu hold talks in Tehran on mutual relations and the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly the Syrian crisis, Press TV reported.

Davutoglu arrived in Tehran at the head of a high-ranking political and economic delegation Friday night for a two-day official visit.

Iran’s Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri earlier on Saturday officially received Davutoglu in Tehran. During a joint news conference with Jahangiri, the Turkish premier said Tehran and Ankara must develop a “common perspective” in order to help end the crises plaguing the region.

This is Davutoglu’s first visit to Iran as prime minister and the first visit of a Turkish premier in Tehran within the last two years.

The visit comes about a month-and-a-half after the U.S. and EU announced the lifting of international sanctions on Iran following the International Atomic Energy Agency’s declaration that the country is complying with its nuclear-related obligations agreed last summer.

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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani meets with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu  in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, March 5, 2016 (Photo Credit: Mehr News)

At a press conference in Esenboga International Airport in Ankara before leaving to Tehran, Davutoglu said relations between Turkey and Iran are crucial for the region, especially since the Middle East is passing through a very difficult time.

Davutoglu said Syria and Iraq would be the focus of his visit, despite the fact that Ankara and Tehran see events in the region from a different perspective.

He added the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the world powers group, P5 + 1, satisfied Turkey. “The integration of Iran in the international market offers new opportunities, more than all to Turkey, which has a big production capacity,” he added.

Davutoglu said that both sides desired friendly and neighborly relations given their deep-rooted historical bonds.

Turkey and Iran share a 650 kilometer (404 mile) long border, which has not changed since the last three centuries, he said.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Winter

    June 8, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Thank you so much for this arleitc, it saved me time!

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