Iran, Turkey stress use of national currencies in bilateral trade


TEHRAN:In a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the use of national currencies as a 'new move' for expansion of mutual ties between the two neighboring countries, IRNA report said here on Thursday.

He called for establishment of sustainable truce in Syria's Eastern Ghouta and urged Turkey to use its influence to prevent use of the region for attacking Damascus.

He also encouraged establishment of safe corridors for evacuation of civilians from the dangerous region.
The Iranian President also called for removal of Fuah and Kefraya besiege. The Turkish president, for his part, said that the two countries' economic relations will enter a new stage by the use of national currencies.
He described the situation in East Ghouta as 'tragic' and called for ceasefire in the region.

The official stressed continuation of consultations between the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey in the upcoming meetings in Istanbul and the Kazak capital, Astana. APP/AFP

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