Iran and Turkey open borders for trade complying with health protocols

Iran and Turkey open borders for trade complying with health protocols

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish colleague Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to re-open borders for the transportation of goods in compliance with health protocols, as both neighbors seek to resume trade exchanges.

According to Fars News, both Presidents discussed economic issues by telephone. “In the current environment, the resumed operation of ground and air borders within health protocols and the restoration of trade turnover are necessary for both countries”, Rouhani said.

Erdogan, for his part, declared: “We believe that cooperation and the exchange of experience between the two countries in the fight against coronavirus can be very useful”. He added that he would issue the necessary orders to open the borders between Turkey and Iran.

Last Sunday Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli stated his country is ready for any cooperation with neighboring countries. Rahmani Fazli made that statement on Saturday in a phone conversation with his Turkish colleague Suleyman Soylu.

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