TEHRAN -- Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has said in a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that backing Palestinians in the face of the occupying regime of Israel is part and parcel of the countries’ joint agenda.
“Assisting the oppressed and defenseless people of Palestine and saving them from the Zionists’ aggression is never taken off our joint agenda,” he said.
Raisi pointed to various capacities of the Islamic world, saying, “Tehran and Ankara’s cooperation bears many benefits for the Muslim Ummah.”
The cooperation brings along “good and abundance” for the Muslim world, while also benefiting the countries and the region with “progress, calm, and security”, he said.
President Raisi said the Islamic Republic attaches great importance to the ties.
Erdogan congratulated the president on the occasion of his victory in the Iranian elections, and expressed certainty that bilateral and regional ties between the countries “will be reinforced in all areas” under President Raisi.
He also expressed gratitude to Tehran for its contribution to firefighting efforts during the conflagration that recently engulfed Turkey’s forests.
They also expressed hope that the Supreme Joint Cooperation Council that coordinates the countries’ joint work would convene in Tehran soon, with Erdogan hoping that he would meet President Raisi in the Iranian capital in the near future.