Turkish President Abdullah Gul attended the Turkey-Iran Business Council meeting in Tehran on Monday.
Addressing businessmen in the meeting, Gul said that Turkey and Iran were the two powerful countries in the region.
Gul said that he held meetings with Iranian officials and discussed economic cooperation. "There is a sound will between Turkey and Iran to boost mutual investments and trade. We are eager to increase trade volume to 30 billion U.S. dollars from 10 billion USD," he said.
Gul said, "there are some obstacles in front of trade between the two countries. The two countries are working to ease tariffs and taxes. I hope that we will overcome these obstacles soon."
President Gul said that he believed that cooperation would be further improved in the coming years.
Gul also said that Iranian businessmen should increase their investments in Turkey.
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