News ID: 115745
Publish Date : 05 June 2023 - 23:10

New Turkish FM Calls for Expansion of Iran Ties

TEHRAN -- The Iranian
foreign minister and his new Turkish counterpart have discussed ways to promote interaction between the two neighbors, including their regional cooperation.
In a telephone conversation, Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian congratulated his new Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan on taking office, expressing hope that close cooperation between Tehran and Ankara would continue to grow under the new Turkish government.
Amir-Abdollahian underlined the significance of cooperation between Iran and Turkey on regional issues. He also stressed the need for acceleration of plans for the expansion of bilateral relations, inviting Fidan to pay a visit to Iran.
For his part, the top Turkish diplomat stressed the importance of dialogue and close cooperation between Turkey and Iran. Fidan expressed his readiness to contribute to promotion of Ankara’s relations with Tehran, saying said he will travel to Iran soon.
He also thanked Iran’s first vice president for taking part in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s swearing-in ceremony.
President Erdogan won the run-off presidential election in Turkey on May 28 and extended his tenure for a further five years.
In a telephone conversation with Erdogan on May 30, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed hope that the economic, political, security, cultural and trade relations between Tehran and Ankara would grow further during the new term of the Turkish leader.