Monday, February 14, 2011
President Abdullah Gül, paying an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, was welcomed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with an official ceremony in Tehran. Afterwards, the two leaders, having a tete-a-tete, chaired the delegational talks and they later held a joint press conference.
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President Ahmadinejad further extended his thanks to President Gül, saying: “We would like to offer our thanks to you for Turkey’s mediative role and efforts regarding Iran’s nuclear program. We are especially grateful for the Istanbul meeting, which is a great achievement on its own.” President Ahmadinejad also noted as follows: “There is no hindrance for us as a principle to carry our relations further. We have determined the very obstacles encountered in practice. We both will make efforts to eliminate these barriers.”
GÜL RECEIVES IRAN’S FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
President Gül, after attending a luncheon given by the Turkish Ambassador to Tehran, Ümit Yardım, received Iran’s First Vice President, Mohammad Reza Rahimi.
(Presidency of the Republic of Turkey)