Turkish PM Arrives with Full State Delegation in Tehran (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 03/28/12)
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Tehran at
the head of a high-ranking delegation for an official state visit.
Erdogan, who arrived early Wednesday morning with his wife and
daughter, was greeted at the airport by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-
Akbar Salehi, the IRNA news agency reported.
The Turkish leader is scheduled to meet with Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, First Vice-President Mohammed Reza Rahimi and
Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani during his two-day visit.
On the agenda are the issues of Iran´s nuclear development program
and the raging civil war in Syria, as well as other “regional issues
and bilateral relations,” IRNA reported. Turkey, which recently
closed its embassy in Syria, has offered to host the next round of
talks between Iran and Western nations, according to the AFP news
Erdogan was accompanied by his country´s foreign minister as well as
the ministers for energy, economy and urban development.
A second-tier Turkish security delegation also made the trip. Among
those who arrived in Tehran with Erdogan were the Undersecretary of
Turkish Intelligence, the deputy chief of the Turkish General Staff,
the head of Turkey´s Atomic Energy Organization, and three
parliamentary deputies. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/28/12)
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