Official: Iran ready to share experience with Turkey in coronavirus combat

FNA – Iranian Parliament Speaker’s Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Derya Ors declared preparedness of his country’s medical staff to share experience with their counterparts in Turkey in the fight against COVID-19 virus.

“Outbreak of coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed the global ties and regional exchanges and constructive interaction between regional and neighboring states is effective in improving the current situation,” Amir Abdollahian said in the meeting on Wednesday.

He pointed to the deep cultural, religious and historical ties between the two countries of Iran and Turkey, and emphasized the significance of friendly relations between the two countries in all fields.

Amir Abdollahian pointed out that the Iranian Parliament welcomes evermore strengthening cooperation with neighboring Turkey.

He also termed the current relations between Tehran and Ankara in the regional and international interactions ‘excellent’.

Iran’s medical staff and physicians are ready to share their experiences with neighboring Turkey in the field of combating coronavirus, Amir Abdollahian said, adding, “Joint cooperation between Iran and Turkey in battling the disease is of paramount importance.”

Ors, for his part, expressed his satisfaction with the expansion of ties between Iran and Turkey, and said, “People, parliaments and governments of the two countries of Iran and Turkey have established amicable cultural, religious and historical relations based on good neighborhood policy which dates back to many years ago.”

The Turkish envoy termed strengthening mutual interactions in crisis conditions in the fight against coronavirus “very significant”, and said, “Exchanging experiences between medical staff of the two countries is of paramount importance.”

He also wished a speedy recovery for Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani who was infected with COVID-19.

In relevant remarks earlier this month, Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi in a phone talk with Turkey’s Minister of Finance and Treasury Berat Albayrak voiced Tehran’s readiness to help Ankara in fighting coronavirus.

During the telephone conversation, Vaezi appreciated Turkey for sending relief aid packages to Iran, and said, “We are prepared to help Turkey and share experiences with it in the field.

The two sides also called for close consultations between the two countries’ health ministers and sharing experience in fighting coronavirus.

Both officials also expressed pleasure over the effective steps taken in line with boosting mutual economic cooperation, voicing readiness for exchanging goods by the two countries’ customs houses round the clock while observing health protocols.