Iran, Turkey FMs urge Egyptians to remain united
Mon Aug 5, 2013 3:15PM
The Turkish foreign minister arrived in Tehran to partake in Rohani’s swearing-in ceremony which was held on Sunday in the presence of delegations from over 50 countries and senior Iranian officials.Iran and Turkey have called on the Egyptian elite and politicians to prevent plots against national unity and solidarity through wisdom and cooperation. In a Monday meeting in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu expressed hope that jailed Egyptian officials would be released. The two ministers also expressed hope that Tehran and Ankara would proceed with constructive cooperation and interaction to resolve regional problems including the crisis in Syria.
”The Islamic Republic of Iran always pursues principled, clear and sustainable principles in its foreign policy and relations,” Salehi said.The Iranian minister pointed to good relations between Tehran and Ankara in various political and economic fields and expressed confidence that the two sides would continue their close consultation in the future. Davutoglu, for his part, expressed hope that Iran and Turkey would witness further expansion of ties in all fields during the new Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s tenure. The Turkish foreign minister arrived in Tehran to partake in Rohani’s swearing-in ceremony which was held on Sunday in the presence of delegations from over 50 countries and senior Iranian officials. Iran’s new president took the oath of office on Sunday, one day after being endorsed by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. Rohani won Iran’s June 14 presidential election with 50.7 percent of a total of over 36 million ballots. The voter turnout in the election was 72.7 percent. SF/HGH