Turkish president planning to visit Iran after Nowruz celebrations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to pay an official visit to Tehran after Nowruz (Persian New Year) celebrations, a senior diplomat announced on Sunday.

“We are making the necessary arrangements for the Turkish President’s visit to Tehran, and it will happan immediately  after Nowruz celebrations,” Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Reza Hakan Tekin said.

The Turkish envoy noted that the Second Meeting of the Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Cooperation Commission will also be held during Erdogan’s visit to Tehran.

Erdogan, who will head a high-ranking delegation in his Tehran visit, is to hold separate meetings with the country’s senior officials.

Both Iran and Turkey are influential countries in the region, and their closer cooperation would be crucial to end regional crises.

Tehran and Ankara have been pursuing increasing widening of their ties in various fields in the last two decades. Iran is a main energy supplier to Turkey and Ankara has made huge investments in Iran.

Iran is a main destination of Turkish goods and Turkey is among the top destinations of Iranian tourists and traders.

By Fars News Agency