Turkish FM due in Tehran tomorrow


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is scheduled to arrive in Tehran for his first visit to Iran after taking post.

With enormous historical and cultural common grounds and long joint borders, maintaining good relations is of special significance for both Iran and Turkey.

President Hassan Rouhani decided to deepen ties with neighboring countries, including Turkey, and to give a boost to regional cooperation after he took office in August 2013.

Former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Tehran in January to respond to Rouhani’s new regional policy.

During the visit, the Iranian and Turkish leaders decided to enhance level of trade to $30 billion a year by 2015.

President Rouhani paid an official visit to Turkey at the head of a high-ranking delegation in June. During the visit Abdullah Gul was the president of Turkey and Erdogan was still the prime minister.

According to the latest presidential election in Turkey, Erdogan was elected as the new president.

President Erdogan appointed former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu for the post of the premier.

IRNA reporter in Ankara said that the visit to Tehran by the Turkish foreign minister is of high importance.

He said that the aim of the visit is apparently to pursue the goals of the already signed agreements between the two neighboring countries in the new period and to review the latest regional developments, as well as issues of mutual interest.