Concurrent with the Turkey’s Prime Minister’s visit to Tehran, Mr. Cevdet Yilmaz, the Minister for Development of Republic of Turkey and the chairman of Turkey’s Joint Economic Commission with Iran, met and discussed topics of mutual interest with Dr. Vaezi, the Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technology.
According to ICT’s Public Relation Center, at the onset of the official visit of Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, the Prime Minister of Turkey to Tehran, who is arriving on the official invitation of Dr. Jahangiri the Iranian First Vice President, Mr. Cevdet Yilmaz, the Minister for Development of Republic of Turkey and the head of Turkey’s Joint Economic Commission, met and held discussions with Dr. Vaezi, the Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technology and the Iranian head of the Joint Economic Commission.
In this meeting, Dr. Vaezi hailed Iran-Turkey’s bilateral cooperation, expressing that: “The two countries of Iran and Turkey, as neighboring nations with a very long mutual history of civilization and culture and unique closeness, must retain their relations at the highest possible level, as befits their position, and not allow minor accidents and political issues to affect these wonderful relations.”
The ICT Minister also reviewed the economic relations and its establishment as road-map in the government of wisdom and hope, referred to various topics such as energy, banking services, transportation, customs, cultural tourism, and technical collaborations, saying that: “We need to rebuild these relations, being backed by the necessary support, the existing capabilities, and the already established infrastructure.”
In this meeting, Cevdet Yilmaz, the Minister for Development of Republic of Turkey, while referring to the successful progress of the bilateral relations, expressed optimism that: “In consideration of the depth of our bilateral relations, temporary and short-lived issues cannot affect our strong ties.”
He also expressed that: “Turkey’s government is adamant to further develop and expand the relations between the two countries, and by accelerating the opening date of the joint economic commission, to be able to get the mutual relations to what it was before and with more capacities to utilize.”
It is mentionable that the parties emphasized further utilization and activation of the private sector in both countries.