Iran Turkey seal key border agreement

Iran Turkey seal key border agreement

ANKARA*– Iran and Turkey signed a border cooperation agreement on Friday following a four-day joint high border commission.*

Turkish Directorate General for Bilateral Political Affairs (Maritime-Aviation-Borders) Burak Ozugergin and Director General of international and legal affairs in Iran's Foreign Ministry Abbas Baqerpoor co-presided the meeting, IRNA has reported.

The document has emphasized adopting further measure to confront border incidents and to fight terrorist groups and gangs as well as smuggling.

Some other coordination on border issues, including creating maps and data on the border line and establishing a joint geodesy on the border region were agreed on.

The Turkish and Iranian parties both stressed on the implementation of the protocol related to the joint use of Sari-su and Karah-su waters with respect to the amount of water coming to Iran.

The meeting was held following a series of consultations after a six-year hiatus. It was agreed that the next session to be held in Tehran in 2019.