Parliament Speaker: Iran Prioritizes Cooperation with Neighbors
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf in a meeting with a group of CEOs of large Turkish economic holdings and investors in Istanbul underlined that Iran prioritizes good relations with its neighbors.
At the beginning of the meeting, the CEOs of the Turkish holdings and investors presented a report on their problems and suggestions for the development of investments in Iran.
Qalibaf, in turn, said in the meeting that the problems brought up by the business people can be solved, adding, "In the government and parliament, we have prioritized development of relations with neighbors and Islamic countries."
He pointed out that bilateral trade should not be postponed until the removal of the sanctions.
"Now there are better grounds for the development of trade and economic relations, and especially the policies that will be included in the Seventh Development Plan will help this important issue," he added.
Qalibaf arrived in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Wednesday evening to participate in the meeting of the 16th Parliamentary Union of OIC members.
In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Qalibaf underlined that Iran and Turkey have very good and friendly bilateral relations, and said that the comprehensive document on cooperation between the two countries is being finalized.
Qalibaf made the remarks at Tehran's International Mehrabad Airport before embarking on a trip to Turkey to attend the 16th Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) conference.
The Iranian parliament speaker reiterated that during his two-day visit, the parliament speakers of the Islamic countries would convene to discuss the issue of Palestine, immigration, and the developments in Afghanistan.
He also said that he will hold bilateral talks with speakers of the parliaments of attending countries on the sidelines of the meeting.
"Iran and Turkey have very good and expandable bilateral relations," Qalibaf said, adding that the document on comprehensive cooperation between Iran and Turkey is being finalized, and "we will use the opportunity" that the two-day trip provides to talk to the Turkish authorities" in this regard for further coordination.
"Iran and Turkey have a lot of cooperation in the region and on the international stage, which can be very effective," the Iranian parliament speaker added.