Turkey and Iran on April 29 underlined intention to bolster bilateral relations and expand cooperation in the field of transportation.

“Turkey is Iran’s gateway to Europe and Iran is Turkey’s gateway to Asia, especially to Central Asia,” Turkish Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan told a joint news conference following talks with Mohammad Eslami, the Iranian minister of road and urban development, in the capital Tehran.

He said talks between Turkish and Iranian delegations tackled new transport routes.

Underlining deep historical and cultural ties between Turkey and Iran, Turhan said that bilateral relations between Ankara and Tehran were expanding day by day as part of established bilateral and regional mechanisms.

The Turkish official stressed that cooperation between Turkey and Iran will contribute significantly to the prosperity and well-being of the region.

Turhan arrived in the Iranian capital on April 29 to attend the eight meeting of the Joint Transport Commission between Turkey and Iran.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News