TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament speaker’s special adviser on international affairs and Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran explored avenues for the expansion of parliamentary relations and closer coordination between the two neighbors.

In a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, Hossein Amir Abdollahian and Turkish envoy Reza Hakan Tekin called for accelerated efforts to boost relations between the two countries.

Pointing to an upcoming meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), slated for next week in Istanbul, the Iranian adviser said constant parliamentary interaction between Tehran and Ankara would lead to stronger joint action against the challenges, such as terrorism.

For his part, the ambassador hailed the close cooperation between the parliaments of Iran and Turkey in the international circles, saying the two Muslim neighbors share views on regional and international issues.

In early October, Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan paid an official visit to Iran with a high-ranking delegation to attend the fourth round of strategic meetings between Iran and Turkey and to discuss the latest regional developments and the status of bilateral ties with Iranian officials.

Iran and Turkey signed a number of cooperation agreements during the presidential visit.