Iran, Turkey call for leap in economic ties

IRNA – Iranian and Turkish presidents on Thursday discussed ways of causing a boost in bilateral relations of the two countries.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in reply to a call from his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Iran is ready for taking a leap forward in economic ties between the two countries.

Implementing the trade in national currencies of the two countries will accelerate the economic relations between Tehran and Ankara, he said.

Iran and Turkey, among other Muslims countries in the region, are facing numerous common threats, he said, so the political consultations and cooperation should be continued.

The Turkish president congratulated his Iranian counterpart and his people on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, and called for boosting Tehran-Ankara relations in every field of interest.

Echoing his counterpart’s remarks on using national currencies in bilateral trade, Erdogan said that it can make a significant progress in economic relations between Iran and Turkey.

Referring to Sochi meeting on Syria as a big achievement in establishing peace in the country, he officially invited President Rouhani for the upcoming trilateral meeting in Istanbul.

The Turkish president said that some of his Western counterparts have expressed their willingness to attend the meeting.