TEHRAN, Feb 28, 2018 (ICANA) – Head of the Article 90 Committee of the Islamic Parliament of Iran Davood Mohammadi says a new prospect has been drawn for Iran-Turkey relations.
According to the Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency (ICANA), Mohammadi made the remark in a meeting with Head of Turkey's Ombudsman Institution Seref Malkoc in Tehran on Wednesday.
He lauded Iran-Turkey cooperation on various occasions and underlined expansion of diplomatic and economic relations between the two sides.
He noted that expansion of diplomatic and economic ties between Iran and Turkey will lead to promotion and consolidation of bilateral relations, building up convergence in recent years. "This has drawn up a bright horizon for bilateral relations."
He said besides cultural commonalties and political convergence of Iran and Turkey, their strategic location and importance in economic relations, have made them much closer and as Europe gateway and Iran geopolitical location in the Middle East have added up importance to such convergence.
The MP from the city of Qazvin commented on Iran-Turkey-Russia regional cooperation and said the cooperation has been positive, which serves as an important achievement for the three sides and as long as terrorism in the region has not ended, the bilateral cooperation should continue.
Mohammadi highlighted historical, religious and cultural commonalties and said as two neighbors, Iran and Turkey, as two neighbors have for long had extensive economic and cultural engagements and consolidation of bilateral ties on various domains, including tourism, will lead to consolidation and strengthening the two-way relations.
Malkoç said in turn that senior Iranian and Turkish officials are determined to expand relations. "As Turkey's Ombudsman organization, we are ready to strive for enforcement of the two countries' causes and will spare no constructive efforts to firm up the Iran-Turkey relations."
He said expansion of political, cultural and economic relations between Iran and Turkey is of special importance and it is highly needed to provide necessary facilities for upgrading bilateral trade and economic relations and implement infrastructural projects.
MPs and members of the Article 90 Committee of the Parliament Moradi and Yusefian Mala were also present in the meeting and emphasized exchange of experience by their parliaments' specialized committees.