Iranian President Raisi to Meet Turkish President Erdogan in Ankara

Tue Dec 26 2023
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ANKARA: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is set to visit Ankara on January 4 for a crucial meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The discussions are expected to revolve around the evolving situations in Gaza and Syria, along with a focus on strengthening bilateral ties between the two regional powers, Al Jazeera reported, citing a Turkish official.

The meeting holds strategic importance as it will provide an opportunity for the leaders to address critical regional issues, particularly the ongoing crisis in Gaza and situation in Syria. The plight of Gaza has been a source of concern internationally, with both Iran and Turkey playing influential roles in the region.

Iranian President’s Visit to Ankara

An unnamed Turkish official mentioned that a previously planned visit by President Raisi in late November had been postponed due to conflicting schedules between the foreign ministers of the two nations. During that time, Turkey’s foreign minister was engaged in diplomatic activities in New York as part of a “contact group” involving Muslim countries focusing on the situation in Gaza.

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