TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offered congratulations to his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, over his reappointment by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was sworn in Monday for a second term.
In a telephone conversation on Tuesday, Zarif congratulated Cavusoglu on his reappointment and wished him success in his new term in office.
The two top diplomats also hailed the growing relations between Tehran and Ankara and called for closer cooperation at various bilateral, regional, and international levels in line with the interests of both countries.
Erdogan on Monday named the ministers in new Turkish Cabinet, first to be functioning under the presidential form of government.
The post of prime minister in the new cabinet has been abolished following the transition to the presidential system.
According to Erdogan, Fuat Oktay, the former head of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), will be Turkey's only Vice President.
Cavusoglu retains post of foreign minister in new Turkish government, while former Chief of General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Gen. Hulusi Akar will serve as the country's Defense Minister.
Erdogan also appointed his son-in-law Berat Albayrak as Treasury and Finance Minister.