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After the First Strategic High Cooperation Council of Iran-Turkey:

Tehran, Ankara issue joint strategic statement

Iran and Turkey published their joint statement of the First Strategic High Cooperation Council. In a meeting presided by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the two sides released a statement on the outlines of future cooperation.

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In the statement, the two sides laid emphasis on their determination to strengthen their bilateral relations bases on international law and good neighborly ties and on issues of mutual interest.
Iran and Turkey also reiterated improvement of economic and commercial relations which will result in prosperity of the two countries helping to regional stability.
In a statement issued following the first meeting of Joint Iran-Turkey Supreme Cooperation Council on Monday, Tehran and Ankara called for the enhancement of their neighborly ties in the areas of mutual interest.
The two sides also pledged to exhaust all efforts to increase the volume of their trade exchanges to some USD 30 billion in about two years.
Tehran and Ankara agreed to strengthen cooperation in the energy sector and tap into all existing potentials to that effect.
According to the statement, senior Iranian and Turkish officials exchanged views on Tehran’s nuclear energy program, stressing the right of Iran and all member states of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to have nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
The high-level council described extremism and violence in all forms as one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
The participants also voiced support for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s proposal, World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE), based on which the UN General Assembly adopted a nuclear disarmament resolution in December 2013.
During the meeting, which was chaired by President Rouhani and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian and Turkish authorities discussed the latest developments in the Middle East.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Iranian president paid an official visit to Ankara on Monday for two days of talks with senior Turkish officials.

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