TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined friendly relations between his country and Turkey, saying that Tehran and Ankara's mutual cooperation can guarantee peace and security in the region.
News ID: 79141
Publish Date: 31October 2019 - 18:54
Rouhani made the remarks in a message to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to offer him and the people of the country congratulations on the Independence Day of the Republic of Turkey.
"Your Excellency Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Honorable President of the Republic of Turkey, I would like the offer my sincerest congratulations to Your Excellency and the people of your country on the Independence Day of the Republic of Turkey," he said.
"Fortunately, the historical, friendly and brotherly relations between the Iranian and Turkish nations have always been developing. The forming of the Supreme Council of Cooperation and its regular holding of sessions, as well as the holding of various specialized commissions like the Joint Economic Commission, Joint Commission of Transportation, and Strategic Committee on Agriculture, have contributed to the further development of relations between the two countries," the president noted.
"Regional developments in the past decade and the significant role of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Turkey in resolving the issues have shown that the two neighboring countries’ cooperation can have a determining role in guaranteeing peace and security and stability in regional states," President Rouhani said.
He wished health and success for Erdogan and prosperity and felicity for the noble people of the Republic of Turkey.
In a relevant development in September, President Rouhani in a meeting with Erdogan called for broadening of cooperation between the two countries in fighting terrorist groups, specially those stationed in Syria.
“It is necessary to help the Syrian government in its fight against the remaining terrorists, specially in the Idlib region and Eastern Euphrates, and cooperation (with Damascus) must continue until terrorism is uprooted in the region,” President Rouhani said during the meeting with President Erdogan on the sidelines of trilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ankara.
The Iranian president noted that the model of cooperation among Iran, Turkey and Russia on ways to ensure security in the region can contribute to regional stability through trilateral and multilateral ties among neighboring countries.
The Turkish president, for his part, said the US sanctions against Iran have failed to bear any fruit.
“As an important symbol of the success of dialog and diplomacy, Turkey attaches importance to saving the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), reached between Iran and major world powers,” Erdogan added.