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Larijani says Iran-Turkey cooperation can strengthen regional security


TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Wednesday Iran-Turkey cooperation can strengthen security in the region.

Larijani in a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran, pointed out to regional developments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine and said Iran and Turkey's roles in the countries complete each other.

Ali Larijani (right) speaking with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

He also praised Erdogan's stance on Palestine and Gaza issues and said taking these approaches improve Ankara's position in the region and in the Islamic World.

Erdogan, on his part said, "we need to establish peace in the region and its solution is in the hands of regional countries and no cross-regional solution should not be imposed to the issue."

He also pointed out to Palestine's developments, Turkey's stance in Davos meeting and the cancellation of Turkey-Israel joint military exercise and called for further cooperation among Islamic countries to help Gazans.

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