News ID: 139353
Published: 0716 GMT April 11, 2016

Rouhani to visit Turkey in coming days

Rouhani to visit Turkey in coming days

President Hassan Rouhani will visit Turkey in the coming days, Iranian head of Iran-Turkey joint economic commission Mahmoud Vaezi said.

Vaezi said Rouhani will travel to Istanbul, this week to attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit, IRNA reported.

Vaezi added that in the 25th meeting of Iran-Turkey joint economic commission held a few days ago in Ankara, it was agreed that President Rouhani during his Turkey visit would allocate a time for reviewing bilateral economic issues.

According to Turkey's TRT Haber TV, Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin also confirmed Rouhani's visit to Turkey.

Tehran and Ankara are intended to raise their bilateral trade to $30 billion per annum.

The trade turnover between the two countries stood at $13.71 billion in 2014 and $9.76 billion in 2015.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also will take part in OIC meeting in Istanbul on Tuesday.

The meeting of the 57-member OIC began their annual meeting on Sunday in Istanbul, where they are set to focus on the Palestinian cause, conflicts in member states and combating terrorism.

The 13th annual OIC conference began with senior officials adopting the agenda and will be followed by a foreign ministers meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. Over 30 heads of state and government will attend the summit hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday and Friday.

An Iranian delegation consisting of high-ranking officials headed by Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi participated in OIC expert meeting on Sunday.

   
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