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publish date : 28 Wednesday March 2012      21:40

Iranian VP Meets Turkish PM in Tehran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi held a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss the two countries' bilateral ties and the latest developments in the region and the world.

Erdogan was officially welcomed by Rahimi in Tehran on Wednesday.

During the welcoming ceremony, the national anthems of the two countries were played and then the two officials reviewed the guard of honor.

The first round of official talks was started between the two sides soon after the ceremony finished.

Erdogan, heading a delegation arrived in Tehran this morning. He is also due to meet President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.

The Turkish premier is scheduled to leave Tehran for the holy city of Mashhad, in Northeastern Iran, on Thursday on a day-long visit.

Tehran-Ankara bilateral cooperation as well as the latest regional and international developments will top the agenda of bilateral talks.

He will also inaugurate Turkey's Cultural Center in Tehran.

Iran and Turkey have in recent years increased their cooperation in all the various fields of economy, security, trade, education, energy and culture.

The two sides have exchanged several politico-economic delegations during the last few months.

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