TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, plan to sign an agreement to boost political cooperation between the two neighboring countries, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi announced.
Cavusoglu is slated to arrive in Iran’s central city of Isfahan on Thursday at the head of a high-ranking delegation within the framework of ongoing political consultations between Tehran and Ankara, Mousavi said on Wednesday.
Talks and consultations will be held between the two foreign ministers in Isfahan on Friday, the spokesman said, adding that an agreement on political cooperation will be also signed by Zarif and Cavusoglu.
The most important issues in bilateral relations, including the implementation of previous agreements between the two countries in economic areas, as well as the latest developments in the region and the world, will be among the most important topics due to be discussed in the meeting between the two top diplomats, Mousavi stated.
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 which has come under pressure from Washington to stop working with Tehran under a fresh wave of US anti-Iran sanctions.
Turkey has emphasized that US demands to stop purchasing oil and gas from Iran would go unheeded by Ankara.