Iran, Turkey to cooperate for settling issues of Muslim world, region

The Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey had a meeting on Thursday in the Malaysian capital on the sidelines of Kuala Lumpur 2019 Summit and stressed cooperation between the two countries for settling issues of the Muslim world and the region.

Thu 19 - December 2019 - 12:43

Dr Hassan Rouhani and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed regional issues, especially the developments in Syria, and stressed cooperation between the two countries within the framework of the Astana Process.

Expressing concerns over the continuation of the United States’ presence in Syria and their efforts to dominate the country’s oil wells, Dr Rouhani also called for more cooperation of Iran and Turkey with the Syrian government.

He also went on to call for cooperation with the Syrian government in the attempt to drive terrorist groups out of Idlib and promote peace in the country.

Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey also discussed the latest state of bilateral relations between the two countries and the development and deepening of relations in all fields, especially energy, transportation, industry, trade and banking.

The two presidents also agreed to have their special representatives pursue and implement the agreements made at the meeting and those made by the joint economic commission of the two countries.

The Supreme Council of Cooperation under the presidency of the two Presidents and members of the cabinets of the two countries were also agreed to be held in Tehran earlier next year.

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