Zarif: Iran, Turkey should cooperate to tackle terrorism

Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Saturday that Iran and Turkey, as two big regional countries, should cooperate in tackling the danger of extremism and sectarianism in Mideast.

Talking to IRNA, Zarif reiterated that Iran and Turkey enjoy good neighborly relations.

‘The two countries leaders are keen on fostering economic relations during post-sanctions era,’ he added.

‘Iran and Turkey are facing common regional threats,’ Zarif said, reiterating that: ‘We also disagree on some issues but we should settle them through dialogue.’

Zarif, heading a delegation, arrived in Istanbul on Saturday morning.

While in Turkey, Zarif is to hold separate meetings with Turkish President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

He will also attend a working luncheon given to his honor by Cavusoglu.

Turkish prime minister recently paid a visit to Tehran at the head of a top-ranking delegation including five cabinet ministers and 160 businessmen.

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