Iran plans stronger ties with Turkey



Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi vowed on Saturday to strengthen ties with Turkey to ensure regional stability, according to Iran's presidential website.

"Iran has a long-term and comprehensive vision of relations and cooperation with Turkey, and we welcome planning for strategic cooperation with Turkey," Raisi said in a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Raisi also stressed the need to respect national sovereignty and territorial integrity as the only way to ensure long-term regional security and stability.

Erdogan said Turkey has prepared a list of diverse economic projects to strengthen relations with Iran, and he expressed his hope to visit Tehran soon.

The Turkish president emphasized Iran's continuous supply of energy to Turkey, saying Turkey considered Iran a reliable energy supplier and sought to enhance cooperation with it.

Erdogan also stressed the importance of his country's cooperation with Iran in ensuring regional security.

(Xinhua News Agency)