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Iran, Turkey to sign agreements in energy field
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c_330_235_16777215_0_http___www.tehrantimes.com_images_stories_famous_04_ip-2.jpgTEHRAN-- The signing of a number of economy and energy agreements is planned during the visit of Iranian Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi to Turkey, which will take place on October 4-5.
According to deputy minister of foreign relations, the first vice president will visit Turkey due to invitation of the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Previously, Turkish minister of energy and natural resources Taner Yildiz spoke on signing of new agreements in energy field between Ankara and Teheran.
Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi is due to visit Ankara to meet high-ranking Turkish officials on bilateral ties and other issues of mutual interests.
"Mr. Rahimi will head to Turkey at the invitation of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and in line with efforts to expand bilateral relations," Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Pacific Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said on Monday.
Iran and Turkey are determined to boost their trade exchanges to $30b in the near future.
Turkey imports around 8 million tons of oil and 8 billion cubic meters of gas per year from Iran.
Iran and Turkey have in recent years increased their cooperation in all the various fields of economy, security, trade, education, energy and culture.
The two sides have exchanged several politico-economic delegations during the last few months.

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