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Iran: Turkey, Iran agree on Syria’s territorial integrity

6th Mar 2016
Iran: Turkey, Iran agree on Syria’s territorial integrity

TEHRAN (AA) – Turkey and Iran share a common perspective on protecting Syria’s territorial integrity, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said during his visit to Iran’s capital Tehran on Saturday.

Davutoglu said the two countries agreed to support the cessation of hostilities in Syria for the negotiation process.

“We [Turkey and Iran] are considering that stopping the bloodshed will provide an important basis for political negotiations,” Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu said he believes that Turkey and Iran agree on the need to protect Syria’s territorial integrity, support the cessation of hostilities for the negotiation process, represent all of Syria’s various elements in the government, fight terrorism, and not depend on foreign actors to solve the region’s problems.

A cessation-of-hostilities agreement entered into force on February 27, paving the way for talks to resume.

Since the truce went into effect, the Assad regime – which along with Russia backing, is also supported by Lebanon’s Hezbollah group – has also continued to carry out attacks, both from the air and on the ground.

The U.S., EU, Turkey, and the Arab Gulf States, for their part, say that only when Russia halts airstrikes against opposition-held and civilian areas in Syria can a genuine cease-fire be achieved.

The Turkish prime minister heading a high-ranking delegation arrived in Tehran on 4 March to mark the first official visit by a Turkish premier in the wake of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Davutoglu is aiming to review ways to achieve the target of 30-billion-dollar trade with Iranian officials.
Turkey wants to give a new impetus to its trade ties with neighboring Iran following removal of sanctions through a more active role by its private sector.

Speaking at a joint press conference with First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, Davutoglu said the easing of Western sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program means the two neighbors can easily exceed their previous trade target of $30 billion annually.

“I am delighted to see the nuclear deal on the table. I also did my best to help get the deal signed as former foreign minister of Turkey. In those difficult times we stood by Iran. We will continue to stand by Iran from now on too,” he added.

“Behind closed sessions we have already discussed upgrading the level of bilateral ties in order to boost cooperation in energy, banking, transport and tourism. By upgrading our ties we can also sit for talks and resolve our political differences in the region,” he said.

Following Davutoglu’s visit to Iran, Foreign Minister Zarif and President Rouhani will be visiting to Turkey.
The 25th round of Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Commission is scheduled to convene in Turkey later this year.

 

Author Fatma Bülbül

Additional reporting by The Muslim News

 

[Photo: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (right) meet at the presidential palace in Tehran, Iran on March 05, 2016. Photographer: Hakan Göktepe/AA}

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