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Iran, Turkey set to boost economic ties

The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mansour Borqaei says Tehran and Ankara need to form joint expert groups to further expand bilateral exports.

The Iranian official made the remarks in a meeting with the Turkish co-chair of the Tehran-Ankara Joint Economic Cooperation Commission in Ankara.

The visiting Iranian official underlined Iran and Turkey are economic heavyweights in the region, who can expand their export opportunities given the diversity of their products, IRNA reported.

The Turkish side, in turn, described Iran and Turkey as two great nations in the Middle East, saying that the common history and civilization that both countries share are all the more reason for them to enjoy cordial relations.

The Turkish official underlined the need to promote border and customs cooperation.

In the meeting, both sides stressed the need to convene a joint economic commission in the near future to explore further areas of mutual cooperation.

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