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Iran, Turkey stress maturing economic cooperation

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Commercial exchanges between Iran-Turkey have totalled 11 billion dollars over recent years and the two countries are able to raise the amount by over 20 billion dollars.

The remarks came by Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran, where Mottaki stressed the necessity of settlement of Palestine's problems and highlighted Turkey's constructive role in the region.

ranian FM Mottaki with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan

 Turning to Palestine issue, Mottaki pointed out to the former US President's wrong approaches in Afghanistan and said, "if the same previous approaches are followed, it will bear the same results and regional countries should boost cooperation to deal with crises and help the region's development and welfare."

Erdogan on his part called Iran-Turkey 21st economic cooperation commission "important" and said raising bilateral commercial exchanges by 20 billion dollars is possible.

He also said all countries have the right to get access to peaceful nuclear energy.

The two sides also discussed cooperation on transfer of Turkmenistan's gas to Iran and pumping Iran's gas to Europe though Turkey.

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