Iran, Turkey preparing to sign 12 deals

Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi

Iran said on Saturday that it plans to sign 12 cooperation agreement with Turkey during the upcoming visit to Tehran by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. 

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi said the agreements mostly address cooperation between Iran and Turkey over energy, trade, health, transportation, and customs issues.

Vaezi said the outlines of the agreements have been finalized in meetings with the visiting Turkish Minister of Development and the Turkish President’s Special Aide Cevdet Yilmaz.

Yilmaz and the Iranian communications minister have been appointed by the Turkish and Iranian presidents for coordinating Erdoğan’s visit to Tehran.

“Iran’s current trade volume with Turkey stands at around $14 billion a year. However, this is not an adequate level for the two countries,” the Turkish development minister said.

He described Iran and Turkey as two major economies, emphasizing that the enhancement of relations between the two countries will benefit the whole region, as well.

The Turkish president is expected in the Iranian capital in early April. The visit that will come at a crucial juncture of Iran nuclear talks as well as the current course of developments in Iraq and Syria will take place at the invitation of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.

By Press TV