Supreme Leader Meets
with Turkish Prime Minister
Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, met
Wednesday afternoon with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Speaking at the meeting, His Eminence said that the spirit of brotherhood,
amity and friendship between the two countries has been unique in recent
centuries, stressing: "The great capacities of both sides, has prepared
the ground for developing and expanding relations."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution stated that it is
necessary for Tehran and Ankara to adopt a serious outlook towards the
agreements made in this visit, adding: "This seriousness will enormously
strengthen and facilitate relations."
His Eminence referred to the deep cultural attachments between Iran and
Turkey, saying: "The current opportunities and conditions should be
utilized in a proper way."
Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated: "We consider Iran to be our second
The Turkish Prime Minister stated that his meetings with President
Rouhani and other Iranian officials were very valuable. Referring to
several memoranda of understanding between Iran and Turkey, he stressed: "We
hope that the increasing relations between the two countries will be a
model for the region and for the entire world."
He described the establishment of the Supreme Council of Cooperation
between Iran and Turkey as very important, reiterating: "By holding
frequent meetings, we will develop our relations so strongly that it seems
the ministers of the two countries are negotiating and cooperating with
one another in one cabinet."
Supreme Leader: Grounds
well prepared for expansion of Tehran-Ankara relations
Tehran, Jan 29, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that grounds are now well
prepared for expansion of all-out relations between Iran and Turkey.
The Supreme Leader made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Turkish
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.
Friendship and affinity between the two nations over the past centuries
is very unprecedented, said Ayatollah Khamenei.
Since the two sides are determined to implement previously-inked
agreements, this will consolidate their ties and bring them more
development and prosperity, said the Supreme Leader.
The two sides should seize the opportunity and make use of existing
opportunities to consolidate bilateral ties, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Turkish premier, for his part, conveyed the warm greetings of the
Turkish president and nation to the Supreme Leader and said he regards
Iran as his second home.
He described his meeting with President Rouhani and other Iranian
officials as fruitful and promising and expressed the hope that the two
sidesˈ relations would turn into an exemplary model for the region and the
the entire world.
Signing of a document on expansion of cooperation between Iran and
Turkey should be regarded as a significant move, he said, adding that
through exchange of more visits bilateral relations will further broaden.
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