Iran’s First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri has arrived in Ankara where he plans to meet with senior Turkish officials and take part in a conference of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation.
Jahangiri, along with the high-ranking delegation accompanying him, arrived in the Turkish capital on Thursday morning and was received by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.
The Iranian official will later hold talks Yıldırım before taking part in the 9th Summit of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation due to be held on October 20 in Istanbul.
He is accompanied by Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari, Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, Chief of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organisaton Ali Asghar Mounesan and Governor of Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif.
Iran and Turkey have ramped up efforts to boost bilateral trade since the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a lasting nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
The deal took effect in January 2016, terminating all nuclear-related sanctions on Iran.