News Center -TDO- 10.02.2020 A reception was held at the Swiss Hotel in Ankara for the 41st anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, hosted by Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Farazmand.
The reception was attended by Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, Felicity Party Chairman Temel Karamollaoğlu, Grand Unity Party Chairman Mustafa Destici, Vatan Party Chairman Dogu Perincek, ambassadors, representatives of the mission in Ankara, MPs and other invited guests.
The Iranian national anthem and National Anthem were read at the reception, which began with the recitation of the Koran.
In his opening speech, Ambassador Farazmand said the bilateral relations between Turkey and Iran are based on a historical and cultural background.
The Iran-Turkey natural gas pipeline, with a capacity of 10 billion cubic meters, has been in operation since 2001, Farazmand said and added:
"How much a part of our commercial relationships, and our citizens, 2018 and 2019 if it is damaged America's illegal and unilateral sanctions from Turkey's illegal sanctions at every opportunity by qualifying the question of sanctions to the people of Turkey, and it would hurt to commercial sources, and we take pleasure from expressing themselves seen as part of the sanctions."
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's vision of "the world is greater than five" is one of the main rhetoric of Iran's forty-year foreign policy, Farazmand said and added:
"Iran and Turkey have a common view in supporting the Palestinian issue, the rights of the Palestinian people, and Jerusalem. In recent weeks, Iran and Turkey have vehemently rejected the plan, both at the official and social level, and declared it unacceptable.”
In his speech, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Pakdemirli congratulated the Iranian people on the occasion of the Iranian National Day.
Minister Pakdemirli underlined that the strength of the relations between Turkey and Iran is fueled by historical and cultural humanitarian ties and pointed out the stability of the friendly relations between the two countries and their people.
Reminding that the Turkish-Iranian border has not changed since 1639, Minister Pakdemirli said that bilateral relations continue to progress strongly in political, economic and cultural fields and that there is a tradition of cooperation between the two countries on regional and global issues.
Minister Pakdemirli also told: "Although it is not possible to agree on all issues due to the nature of international relations, it is our common goal to advance our cooperation in line with the common interests of our countries and our region. In this respect, the Will is demonstrated by sincere and joint efforts by both countries."
Pointing out that it is more important than ever to maintain cooperation effectively in the face of tests that threaten the stability and security of the region, Minister Pakdemirli continued his speech as follows: "Like all our neighbors, we want to see Iran as a country with peace and stability, with increasing prosperity for its people. We see the stability and well-being of Iran as an indispensable element of the stability and well-being of our region. That's why we think unilateral sanctions and pressure policies are wrong. As in the past, Turkey will continue to stand by our Iranian brothers in their difficult days in the future. Turkey and Iran are two important partners that complement each other in terms of political and cultural relations as well as in terms of commercial and economic relations. Our joint efforts continue to minimize the negative effects of the adverse conditions affecting our region on our bilateral economic relations."
The reception ended with a cut of the celebratory cake.