Speaking about the Iran-Airbus deal, Akhoundi said the process is underway, adding that Airbus itself is also working to obtain the global licenses.
“With all our contradictions, Turkey and Iran share a common goal – to extinguish the ethnic conflicts in the region”.
But Iran’s first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday acknowledged that Iran has “differences” with Turkey on regional issues.
Turkey and Iran, two countries on opposite sides of Syria’s civil war, must develop a “common perspective” in order to end sectarian strife in the region, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu said during a visit to Tehran on March 5.
“We may have different views, but we can not change our history or our geography”, he said, standing alongside Iranian Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri.
Davutoglu said he believes that Turkey and Iran agree on the need to protect Syria’s territorial integrity, support the cessation of hostilities for the negotiation process, represent all of Syria’s various elements in the government, fight terrorism, and not depend on foreign actors to solve the region’s problems.
Discussions on financial cooperation, banking, trade and energy will be on the agenda of upcoming commission meeting, the top Turkish diplomat said. We are most happy that the worldwide sanctions against Iran came to an end.
Heading a high-ranking economic delegation, Davutoglu arrived in Tehran for an official visit on Friday night. However, separate US sanctions on Iran remain in place, making doing business in the Islamic Republic very complicated for American companies. “Being free of those, means we can easily surpass our goal of $30 billion”, DavutoÄŸlu said, adding he hoped to encourage mutual direct investment.
Davutoglu said his country is eager to boost trade relations with Iran now that the West has eased sanctions over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.
Iran sells gas to Turkey and an increase in exports is one of the topics that should be discussed during Davutoglu’s trip.