TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will travel to Turkey on Wednesday for an official visit.
The Iranian president will visit Ankara at the official invitation of his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend the fifth round of Iran-Turkey high council of strategic cooperation, deputy head for communications and information at the Iranian president’s office announced.
Heading a high-ranking political and economic delegation, Rouhani will leave Tehran for Ankara on Wednesday evening for a 2-day visit, Parviz Esmaeili added.
During the trip, the two countries will sign major political, economic and cultural agreements, he noted.
Esmaeili said the high council of strategic cooperation, to be co-chaired by the presidents of Iran and Turkey, is an initiative that was developed during Rouhani’s first official trip to Turkey.
Iran and Turkey have ramped up efforts in recent years to boost bilateral trade, setting a $30-billion annual trade target and signing several agreements to enhance cooperation in various areas.
Turkey is one of Iran’s major trading partners in the region.