Turkish state minister held meetings with Iranian officials in Tehran on Saturday.
State Minister Cevdet Yilmaz, who is currently in Tehran for the meeting of the Turkey-Iran Joint Economic Committee, met with Iranian Vice President for Management, Development, & Human Resources Lotfollah Faruzandeh-Dehkardi, Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Economic Affairs & Finance Minister Shams-ed-Din Hoseini and Communication & Information Technology Minister Reza Taqi-Pur.
During his meeting with Economy Minister Hoseini, Yilmaz said that improvement of relations between Turkey and Iran was of great importance not only for the two countries but also for whole region.
"2 million Iranian tourists visited Turkey in 2010. Trade volume reached almost 11 billion U.S. dollars," he said.
Customs gates could assume important roles to reach the target of 30 billion U.S. dollars in trade volume between Turkey and Iran, he said.
In his part, Hoseini said that the two countries had a sound will to boost trade volume.
Economy Minister Hoseini said that they were eager to enhance relations with Turkey in the areas of energy, transportation, tourism and banking sector.
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