Iran and Turkey sign 5 MoUs

A034851511.jpgTEHRAN, (ISNA)-Iran and Turkey signed five Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) during Ahmadinejad’s mission in Turkey on curbing terrorism and drug trafficking as well as working on tourism, environment and transportation.

Ahmadinejad who has had a two-day trip to Istanbul on Thursday also met Turkish foreign minister Ali Babacan and prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

He also expressed hope Tehran-Ankara ties would be expanded as much as possible.

Turkish officials also supported promoting bilateral ties and implementing singed MoUs.

Also the Iranian leader and Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul took part in a joint press conference during which the two sides agreed to raise commercial exchanges by 10 billion dollars by the next two years and hold a joint commission in Tehran until next ten days.

Ahmadinejad also appreciated Turkey’s officials willing to resolve Iran’s nuclear issue diplomatically.

The Asian-European country also hosted a round of talks between Iran’s former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and the EU foreign policy chief last year.

Ahmadinejad also said Iran is ready to settle the nuclear issue in a quite fair room preserving Iran’s legitimate rights.

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