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17 January 2023 - 21:37
Iran FM, Turkiye President meet in Ankara

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and Turkiye president Recep Tayyip Erdogan met and held talks in Ankara, Turkiye.

Amirabdollahian has left the capital Tehran for talks with senior Turkish officials, including his counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in Turkiye.

He led a senior delegation of Iranian officials as he departed for Ankara early on Tuesday.

The top Iranian diplomat met and held talks with Erdogan on Tuesday.

FM Amirabdollahian addressed reporters before leaving Tehran for Ankara saying that the developments in the Levant and West Asia are to be discussed in his today’s trip to Turkiye, following negotiations with Syrian and Lebanese officials.

I planned to visit both Moscow and Ankara because of certain regional developments, but the trip to the Russian capital will be made after a while, the top diplomat noted.

On the trip to Ankara, the latest situation of bilateral ties will be reviewed, he said, adding that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi to visit Turkiye, so the initial coordination will be made at a high-ranking level.

Given the speedy developments in the Levant and West Asia, we held talks with the Lebanese high-ranking officials as well as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the last two days, which will be discussed with the Turkish authorities as well, he mentioned.

The Turkish and Iranian sides are going to hold talks on the developments in South Caucasus and other important issues due to their significant role in regional security, he said, adding that the administration of President Raisi attaches importance to neighborhood policy as well as the Look East strategy, which seems to be of great significance in today’s world.

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