TEHRAN (Press Shia) – High-ranking officials from Iran and Turkey signed an agreement to boost cooperation between the two neighboring countries in diverse fields, including border security.

The 27th meeting of the Iran-Turkey High Border Commission ended its work in Ankara on Friday with the two sides signing an agreement, according to a statement by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.  

The meeting was co-chaired by Abbas Baqerpour, the director general for international and legal affairs at the Iranian Foreign Ministry, and Burak Ozugergin, the directorate general for bilateral political affairs at the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

The deal highlights the positive atmosphere for cooperation and friendship between Tehran and Ankara and appreciates efforts made by Iranian and Turkish officials to boost security along common borders.

The document also underlines the importance of adopting further measures to help decrease border incidents and fight against terrorist, criminal and smuggling gangs.

The meeting came as high-ranking officials from the two countries signed a roadmap in December for the development of cooperation in various security fields, including efforts to boost border control and counter money laundering.