TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, held talks on topics of mutual interest.

In the meeting held in Tehran on Saturday, Zarif and Cavusoglu exchanged views on a range of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East.

Turkey’s top diplomat, who arrived in Tehran on an unannounced visit, also met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier in the day.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Cavusoglu’s trip to the Islamic Republic has taken is in line with continued consultations between the two countries on bilateral and regional issues.

Tehran and Ankara hold regular talks on regional issues, notably the crises in Syria and Iraq. Despite differences of opinion about the Syrian crisis, Iran and Turkey are both concerned about the growing threat of terrorism in the region.