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Iran, Turkey ink security agreement

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, July 28, IRNA -- Iran and Turkey ink security agreement here on Wednesday.

The agreement was inked by Iranian Interior Minister's Security Deputy, Ali Abdollahi and Turkey's Acting Deputy Interior Minister Osman Gunes in the context of the 13th joint security meeting in Tehran.

Abdollahi expressed hope for enhanced ties between the two countries in all fields, particularly the security and economic cooperation.

He said several issues including international campaign against terrorism, and cooperation on security affairs and smuggling of illicit drugs across the border area were discussed in the meeting.

Referring to Turkey-Iran ancient-old historical and cultural affinity, Gunes said two countries have enjoyed longstanding friendly and brotherly cooperation.

“As per the agreement, the two countries are obliged to cooperate in the fields of combat against drug-trafficking, terrorism, and organized crimes,” he said.

The Turkish acting deputy interior minister arrived in Tehran on Monday to participate in 13th joint security meeting.

The joint Iran-Turkey security meeting is held annually.

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