Turkey and Iran signed a series of agreements Thursday including the establishment of new border gates as well as cooperation in higher education, culture and youth.
The agreements were signed in a meeting between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian First Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi in Istanbul.
The two leaders held a joint press conference following their meeting.
Speaking at the press conference, Erdogan said that Iran's nuclear program was in a sensitive period.
There are excellent opportunities to resolve Iran's nuclear program issue peacefully, Erdogan said.
Erdogan said that Ankara did not want nuclear weapons in the region but was not against use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Rahimi said Turkey's and Iran's special status can help develop peace and security in the region.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Erdogan, Rahimi said that Turkey and Iran were two powerful countries in the region with a special status.
We hope to reactivate the great Silk Road with railways. We want to connect eastern Asia with Iran and Turkey and later with Europe, Rahimi also said.
AALast Mod: 17 Eylül 2010, 12:25