Iran’s First VP to Visit Turkey on Thursday

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Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri plans to pay an official visit to neighboring Turkey to meet with senior officials of the country and participate in a conference of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Jahangiri is slated to leave Tehran for Ankara on Thursday to participate in the 9th Summit of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation due to be held on October 20 in Istanbul.

During his two-day visit, Jahangiri will also hold talks with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on ways to boost Tehran-Ankara relations in all fields.

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.

In April last year, Iran and Turkey signed eight memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various areas.

The cooperation documents were signed in a ceremony in Ankara attended by the two countries’ presidents.

The documents covered a range of fields, including higher education, social security, plant maintenance services and standardization.

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