Thursday, February 2, 2023

Iranian, Turkish FMs Meet in Istanbul

Iran's Foriegn Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu have held a meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Al-Quds developments.

During the meeting on Tuesday, Zarif underlined the importance of the extraordinary meeting of the OIC’s Executive Committee at the level of foreign ministers, which will be held to discuss the issue of Palestine.

He also expressed the hope that the meeting would result in further unity among Muslim countries in countering the Zionist regime’s oppression against Palestine.

The two foreign ministers further conferred on Tehran-Ankara bilateral ties. Efforts to increase the value of trade exchanges between the two sides to $30 billion and removing the barriers to promotion of mutual cooperation were among issues discussed in the meeting.

The two sides also agreed that Iran-Turkey High Council for Strategic Cooperation will hold a meeting in Tehran in future.

Zarif and Çavuşoğlu further exchanged views on regional issues, including the Syria crisis, and stressed the need for reinforcing Astana talks on Syria peace.

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