Iran, Turkey hold 19th joint consular commission

Tehran (ISNA) – The 19th joint consular commission of Iran and Turkey was held.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary, and Iranian Expatriates Affairs Alireza Bigdeli and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular and Administrative Affairs Yasin Akram presided over the meeting which was also attended by the representatives of the justice ministries and international police departments of the two countries as well as relevant organizations.

In an amicable atmosphere, the participants in the session discussed the consular issues of Iran and Turkey including the issues of students, tourists, transit drivers, detainees, borders and police as well as extradition of convicts, facilitation of services on borders, resolution of the problems of expatriates of both Iran and Turkey, recognition of documents issued by the two governments and other issues of Iranian and Turkish nationals.

The two sides underlined the importance of the role of popular ties in bilateral relations between Tehran and Ankara. They also agreed that such issues must be monitored and resolved through regular consultations between the two countries.

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