Iranian, Turkish presidents discuss Syrian developments

TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur on Thu. on the sidelines of Kuala Lumpur Summit.

Hassan Rouhani and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed regional issues, especially the developments in Syria, and stressed cooperation between the two countries within the framework of the Astana Process.

Expressing concerns over the continuation of the United States’ presence in Syria and their efforts to dominate the country’s oil wells, Rouhani also called for more cooperation of Iran and Turkey with the Syrian government.

He also went on to call for cooperation with the Syrian government in the attempt to drive terrorist groups out of Idlib and promote peace in the country, reported President Rouhani's official website. 

Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey also discussed the latest state of bilateral relations between the two countries and the development and deepening of relations in all fields, especially energy, transportation, industry, trade and banking.

The two presidents also agreed to have their special representatives pursue and implement the agreements made at the meeting and those made by the joint economic commission of the two countries.

The Supreme Council of Cooperation under the presidency of the two Presidents and members of the cabinets of the two countries were also agreed to be held in Tehran earlier next year.

Earlier this meeting, President Rouhani also met and held talks with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for enhancing bilateral ties.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani traveled to Malaysia on Dec. 17 at the head of a high-ranking political delegations to attend a conference for leaders of the Islamic countries at the official invitation of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. President Rouhani is scheduled to leave Malaysia for Japan on Dec. 20 and meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for broadening bilateral ties between Tehran and Tokyo.

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