February 26
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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the latest developments in bilateral ties between Iran and Turkey as well as in the regional and international affairs, Mehr reports.

The parties discussed the latest developments in Tehran-Ankara ties and regional and international issues of mutual interest such as the Afghanistan developments, holding the Astana summit and the 7th strategic meeting between Iran and Turkey, and also visits by high-ranking officials of the two countries.

The top Iranian diplomat expressed concern over a surge in terrorist attacks on worshippers in Afghanistan and said Muslim countries are expected play a more active role in this regard. The Turkish foreign minister underlined the need for taking practical measures to prevent acts of terrorism, to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan, and to consolidate efforts to step up the fight against terror groups. Amir-Abdollahian, for his part, reaffirmed Iran’s policy to support the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of neighboring countries. The two foreign ministers highlighted the importance of the Economic Cooperation Organization summit for strengthening regional cooperation.

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