Hassan Rouhani made the remarks at a meeting with the Foreign
Minister of neighbor country Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in Tehran on Wednesday.
He emphasized that "longer steps” must be taken in boosting relations on economic, political, and cultural grounds.
The Iranian president noted that some important decisions had been made during the visits the two countries’ presidents have had of the other’s country each.
For his part, the Turkish minister said "We believe that we can reach significant solutions by helping and cooperating with each other.”
Çavuşoğlu had also held talks with Iranian Speaker of Majlis (Parliament) Ali Larijani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after his arrival in Tehran earlier in the day.