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Iran VP, Turkey PM Seek Closer Ties


Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi and visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Wednesday for reinforcing cooperative relations between Iran and Turkey.

During the meeting, Rahimi said Iran does not place any restrictions on efforts to upgrade the level of bilateral relations and to develop their cooperation on both bilateral and internal arenas.

He stressed the significance of reinforcing economic relations between Tehran and Ankara in order to boost the level of two-way trade exchange up to USD 30 billion per annum.

For his part, Erdogan called for reinforcing bilateral cooperation in all domains, saying that both sides are required to do their best to raise their economic and trade exchange.

He told a joint news conference following the meeting that his country is opposed to the use of force to resolve Iran’s nuclear standoff.

He said Ankara-Tehran relations have greatly developed over recent years, putting the volume of trade exchange at USD 16 billion annually in late 2011, hoping that this figure would be up to USD 35 billion by 2015.

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KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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