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Iran has long-term, comprehensive view of relations, cooperation with Turkey: President Raisi

Tehran (ISNA) – In a telephone conversation, the Presidents of Iran and Turkey discussed bilateral and regional relations and stressed the need to strengthen the level of cooperation and coordination between Tehran and Ankara.

Speaking on Saturday night in a phone call that was initiated by his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President Ebrahim Raisi referred to the capacity to develop Tehran-Ankara relations and cooperation in bilateral and regional fields, and said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has a long-term and comprehensive vision in relations and cooperation with Turkey and we welcome planning for strategic cooperation with Turkey”.

President Raisi stressed the need to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries as the only way to lasting security and stability in different parts of the region.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also expressed interest in visiting Tehran soon, stating that Turkey has prepared a list of various economic cooperation to strengthen relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Emphasising the continuation of Turkey’s energy supply by Iran, the Turkish President said, “Turkey considers Iran a reliable supplier of energy and seeks to increase the level of its cooperation with Tehran”.

Referring to President Raisi’s visit to Moscow and meeting with Mr. Putin, Erdoğan expressed hope that the results and useful achievements of this visit will soon be felt in various regions, and stressed his country’s cooperation with Iran for achieving regional security.

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