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President in a meeting with his Turkish counterpart:

Iran, Turkey should deepen economic ties to confront US sanctions/Attempting to fight terrorism in region should affect less civilians

Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey met on the margins of the Tehran Tripartite Summit and discussed the latest bilateral, regional and international issues.

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Fri 07 - September 2018 - 15:39

Speaking in a meeting with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday in Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani referred to the brotherly relations between Tehran and Ankara and stressed more efforts by the authorities of the two countries in achieving the goal of strategic relations.

He also emphasised that Iran and Turkey should boost efforts and cooperation to confront US sanctions and said: “Banking relations between the two countries should develop to make plans for solving problems”.

He also described Iran-Turkey commercial exchanges through national currencies essential and said: “The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to further develop relations with Turkey in the energy sector”.

The president stated that the multilateral relations between Iran and Turkey with other countries in the region, such as Russia, Pakistan and Qatar, could be the guarantor of peace, stability and security in the region, and said: "Our efforts to fight terrorism in the region should be such that less civilians are harmed”.

Dr Rouhani expressed hope that the summit of Iran, Turkey and Russia in Tehran could solve the concerns and serve as a new step towards countering terrorism in this country and returning of the Syrian refugees to their homeland and the establishment of a lasting peace and security in Syria.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also praised the Islamic Republic of Iran’s warm hospitality and described Tehran-Ankara relations and the ties between the two countries positive, adding: "We need to develop, strengthen and deepen relations in all fields”.

The president of Turkey also described the stances of the United States administration towards other countries unacceptable and said: “Iran and Turkey should plan to develop trade and economic relations in the current situation and expand business”.

Erdogan also emphasised the development of Iran-Turkey banking relations and the use of national currency in commercial exchanges.

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