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Turkish parliament head meets Iranian, Omani officials

Mustafa Sentop discusses bilateral, economic ties with counterparts from Iran, Oman at Asian Parliamentary Assembly meeting

Ayse Yildiz   | 14.12.2019
Turkish parliament head meets Iranian, Omani officials Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop (R) and Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani (L) hold a media conference within the 12th Plenary Session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), in Antalya, Turkey on December 14, 2019. ( Mustafa Çiftçi - Anadolu Agency )

ANTALYA, Turkey

The speaker of the Turkish parliament met on Saturday with various foreign officials on the sidelines of the 12th Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) meeting held in the country's southern province of Antalya. 

Mustafa Sentop met Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani and discussed bilateral ties and cooperation as well as regional developments. 

Describing the talks as productive, Larijani said Iran believed the sides could together achieve sustainable security in the region, adding that their cooperation would benefit the people of both Turkey and Iran. 

Sentop also met Omani Deputy Parliament Speaker Abdullah Al Amri in a meeting, after which he said the trade volume between the two countries climbed 55% in the past year, reaching nearly $500 million.

Amri said commercial activities between Turkey and Oman had recently gained momentum, adding that both sides were willing to expand trade even more.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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