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President before setting off for Turkey:

We hope Istanbul Summit helpful for settling disputes, boosting unity in Islamic World/Extremism, terrorism solvable by all countries’ cooperation/Stressing deepening Tehran-Ankara ties in post-JCPOA era

Extremism and sectarianism are the crises that the Islamic World is currently facing and the Islamic Republic of Iran hopes that the summit be helpful for settling disputes and strengthening unity in the Islamic World, said President Rouhani before setting leaving for Turkey at Mehrabad Airport.

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Making the remarks on Wednesday evening at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Dr Rouhani said: “The Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) Summit assumes importance in that it assembles all Islamic countries around a table, which is special due to the current situation of the Muslim World”.

Referring to the problems that extremism, sectarianism and aggression against some countries have created, he also said: “Unity among the Muslim Ummah and resolving disputes in the Muslim World, and most importantly supporting the oppressed people of Palestine and demanding their rights are amongst the important goals of the OIC”.

“The issue of extremism and terrorism will be solvable through all countries’ cooperation” continued the President.

Dr Rouhani also referred to Iran’s stances regarding violence and extremism and said: “The Islamic Republic of Iran, especially the 11th government, has always followed the issue of world against violence and extremism as its main motto and has seriously pursued fighting against terrorism”.

Expressing Tehran’s hope for effective steps to be taken with regard to combating terrorism in Istanbul summit, he said: “The Islamic Republic of Iran has responded positively to the help requests by any nation and state that is struggling with terrorism”.

He described the goals of his trip to Turkey as holding meetings and discussions with the heads of the countries participating in OIC Summit regarding regional and mutual issues.

“Turkey is a very important neighbour for us and Tehran-Ankara ties has been developing and deepening during the recent year. The third day of the trip will be allocated to mutual programs between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey,” continued Rouhani.

In reference to the Prime Minister of Turkey’s recent trip to Tehran and his remarks about making the best use of the post-JCPOA era, President Rouhani said: “Turkey, too, should use the post-JCPOA era and we hope that we can follow various mutual and regional issues in this trip”.

President was given farewell by First Vice-President Dr Eshaq Jahangiri, Adviser to the Supreme Leader on International Affairs Dr Ali Akbar Velayati and a number of ministers and vice-presidents.

The 13th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is scheduled to kick off on April 14 and 15 in Istanbul.

Combatting terrorism and extremism is one of the issues to be discussed in the summit.

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