Non-permanent member of the UNSC, Turkey is exerting heavy diplomatic efforts on talks regarding the nuclear programme of Iran.
Within this framework, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki will be paying a visit to Turkey for talks with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
Turkey's foreign minister expressed hope on Wednesday diplomatic efforts that Turkey jointly exerted with Brazil yielded a positive result over Iran's nuclear program.
"We are continuing our vigorous consultations in full coordination with Brazil. We will have fresh initiatives in the coming days and I hope our joint efforts will bring about positive results," Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters in a press meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Kostyantyn Hryshchenko in capital Kiev.
Asked whether the Brazil's plan offsets Turkey's mediator role, Davutoglu said "that is out of question."
Davutoglu said Turkey had been conducting close consultations with Brazil, adding that he visited Tehran two weeks ago.
"I spoke on the phone with my Iranian counterpart today and yesterday as well as with the Brazilian foreign minister," Davutoglu said.
“We are in a full coordination, there will be new initiatives and development regarding the subject in the coming days”, Mottaki’s visit to Turkey will be realized on Friday, Davutoglu said.
Iranian President Ahmedinejad had said his country would have a positive approach toward an idea developed by joint efforts of Turkey and Brazil for uranium exchange.
Ahmadinejad has agreed "in principle" to Brazilian mediation to revive a U.N.-brokered nuclear fuel swap deal with world powers, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Wednesday.
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