In a meeting with his Turkish counterpart in Moscow on Wednesday, the top Iranian diplomat wished the government and people of Turkey success in holding the upcoming polls.
Amir-Abdollahian and Mevlut Cavusoglu met on the sidelines of the quadrilateral meeting of Iranian, Syrian, Turkish and Russian foreign ministers in Moscow to explore ways Turkey and Syria would set aside differences.
Millions will head to the polls on May 14 to vote in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The presidential election will choose the president of Turkey, using a two-round system. Simultaneously, parliamentary elections will elect 600 members of parliament to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
Amir-Abdollahian also hailed the growing cooperation between Iran and Turkey in various economic fields, such as transportation, trade and tourism.
He further described the quadrilateral ministerial meeting in Moscow as a step forward, pledging that Iran will proceed with efforts to help the talks produce successful results.
For his part, Cavusoglu praised Iran’s positive and constructive stances in the four-party meeting in the Russian capital.
The two senior diplomats also weighed plans to promote cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various fields.
FM: Iran, Russia growing ties must advance more rapidly
Later in the day, Amir-Abdollahian met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
During the meeting, Iran’s chief diplomat explored ways of expanding the all-round relations between Iran and Russia, especially in the economic and trade fields, with his Russian counterpart.
The two foreign ministers assessed the growing trend of relations between the two countries as positive.
In this meeting, Amir-Abdollahian emphasized that efforts should be made to move the growing relations between the two countries more rapidly in the right direction.
Expressing his satisfaction with the close cooperation between the two countries in resolving the Syrian issue via a political approach, the Iranian foreign minister assessed the holding of the four-party meeting of the foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, Syria, and Turkey in Moscow regarding Syria as a positive result of this cooperation.
For his part, Lavrov considered the holding of a joint commission on economic cooperation between Iran and Russia in the near future in Tehran as an important step in deepening relations between the two countries.
The two foreign ministers considered the development of the North-South Corridor and financial and banking cooperation as important in the development of economic and trade cooperation and the deepening of relations between the two countries.
They also emphasized the need to facilitate the activities of the private sectors of the two countries, as well as the trips of citizens of the two countries.