Turkey says ready for closer ties with Iran in all areas
Tehran (KNA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is prepared to further enhance its relations with Iran in all fields.
He made the remarks in a Sunday phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.
The Iranian president, in turn, said the Islamic Republic of Iran is totally prepared for development of relations with Turkey as a friendly and brotherly country.
He also described as necessary the accelerated implementation of earlier agreements between the two neighboring states.
Iran and Turkey, as major trade partners, plan to increase their annual trade to 30 billion dollar in defiance of the US pressure aimed at isolating Iran’s economy.
In the three-month period beginning in late March 2019, Turkey imported around $2.2 billion worth of goods and services from Iran, a five-fold jump compared to the similar quarterly period in 2018, according to data released by Tehran chamber of commerce on Monday.