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News ID: 4334
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Publish Date: 13:29 - 07 June 2014
Tehran, YJC. President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to pay an official visit to Turkey on top of a high-ranking delegation on June 9.

During his visit, Rouhani will hold meetings with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Press TV reports.

Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi said on Thursday that talks on cooperation in the energy sector will be the main issue of discussion in Turkey.

The Iranian minister arrived in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Wednesday and met with the Turkish prime minister and other officials including Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Vaezi also stated that Turkey was interested in increasing natural gas imports from the Islamic Republic, adding that Iran welcomes such plans based on its policy of expanding cooperation with neighboring countries.

The Iranian minister commented on the likelihood of Iran’s natural gas export to Europe and the European countries’ interest in the issue.

He added that based on extensive cooperation between Tehran and Ankara and their positive historical ties, Iran prefers that any pipeline which can transfer Iran’s gas to Europe pass through Turkey.

Vaezi also pointed to the January visit by the Turkish prime minister to Iran and said bilateral agreements signed in the course of the trip have set a clear agenda for the two countries’ future ties in political, regional, international, cultural and economic arenas.

During the visit, Erdogan underlined his country’s resolve to bring its economic transactions with Iran to some USD 30 billion by 2015.

Iran and Turkey also agreed to hold a joint economic commission session in the near future.

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