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Iran, Turkey discuss broadening of judicial cooperation

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FNA- Iranian and Turkish officials in a meeting in Ankara discussed further expansion of mutual cooperation in different fields, specially in the legal and judicial areas.

During the second session of the Iran-Turkey Strategic Joint Commission on Legal Cooperation held in Ankara on December 26-29, the Iranian and Turkish officials explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating mutual cooperation by the two countries’ judicial officials.

The session of the joint commission was organized to implement the legal cooperation contract in civil and criminal cases signed 9 years ago between the two countries.

Representatives from the Iranian ministries of justice and foreign affairs, the Judiciary and the Iranian embassy in Ankara were met senior officials from the Turkish ministry of justice in Ankara.

During the meeting, both sides insisted on bilateral relations in the legal and judicial fields.

At the end of the session, Iranian and Turkish officials issued a statement in which they elaborated on the development of executive solutions for the facilitation of the transfer of convicted persons to prison, the extradition of criminals and legal assistance in civil and criminal affairs.

In a relevant development in October, high-ranking Iranian and Turkish officials in a meeting in Tehran signed four cooperation agreements.

The documents and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) which were endorsed in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are related to the two countries’ customs and banking ties as well as cooperation between their national libraries and state TV and radio organizations.

After the meeting, President Rouhani underlined that the banking ties between the two countries will further expand and they will increase trade relations using their own national currencies.

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