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Turkish Foreign Minister meets Iranian counterpart

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu paid an official visit to Tehran where he met with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

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On November 15, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu paid a visit to Iran. Within his official visit to Tehran, he came together with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

The meeting marks first of its kind since Amir-Abdollahian took office. During the meeting, the two top diplomats reportedly discussed bilateral relations and regional issues.

According to the statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry following the meeting, Çavuşoğlu and Amir-Abdollahian reviewed the preparations of the 7th Meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council.

While he was asked about the time of the meeting, Çavuşoğlu said, “We hope to hold it within this year.”

Following the bilateral meeting, Turkish FM held a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart. In his remarks, Çavuşoğlu stated that the two countries reached an agreement to identify a roadmap for a long-term comprehensive cooperation.

“Our delegations will work to determine a roadmap for a long-term comprehensive cooperation upon Iran’s proposal,” Çavuşoğlu said, adding that they hoped to sign these agreements before the end of the summit if they are completed in time.

During the meeting between the two ministers, regional issues, including Afghanistan and Syria were taken into consideration, Çavuşoğlu added.

Following the meeting between the FMs, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi received the Turkish foreign minister. It was stated that bilateral relations, including trade, investments, counterterrorism efforts as well as the latest developments in the region, had been discussed on this occasion.

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