KABUL: (MEP) Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday in a friendly meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu underlined the positive effects of Iran and Turkey cooperation as a stabilizer for resolving regional issues.
“Iran and Turkey have common objectives and interests and must strengthen the foundations for peace and stability in the region through [improving] bilateral cooperation and focusing on the fight against terrorism as a common enemy,” said Rouhani.
He added that Tehran and Ankara as two significant neighbors can take effective and constructive steps contributing to establishment of unity in the Muslim world.
Emphasizing that Terrorism is a common threat for all nations, he said:” We should find a way to root out the regional issues not only for the sake of a specific country, undoubtedly Iran and Turkey as two important states of the region can play their own constructive roles to establish a sustainable peace and security in the region”.
He noted that regional problems have failed to affect Tehran-Ankara relations and added that no obstacle can hinder the expansion of mutual ties in line with common interests.
The Turkish premier arrived in Tehran at the head of a high-ranking political and economic delegation Friday night for a two-day official visit.
For his part, Davutoglu emphasized that Ankara is determined to open a new chapter in its ties with Iran; “today, Turkey, more than any time before, intends to boost its fraternal cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in different areas.”
He pointed Turkey’s readiness to cooperate with Iran to fight against terrorist groups, adding that “We should get united to fight a special kind of barbarism of the regional terrorist groups”.
“It is extremely important for Turkey and Iran to develop some common perspectives in order to end our region’s fight among brothers, to stop the ethnic and sectarian conflicts,” the Turkish PM said.