Non-interventionism guarantees regional security: Iran top general
Anakara, Aug 16, Top Iranian commander on Wednesday stressed respecting sovereign states' territorial integrity, adding that adopting the policy of non-interference guarantees security, peace and stability of the region.
Iran-Turkey borders have been always the borders of peace, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri made the remarks in a meeting with the Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli.
He voiced hope that the Iranian delegation visit would become a turning point in development of defensive cooperation between the two states.
Meanwhile, the Turkish defense minister, for his part, underlined Ankara's commitment to impede foreign forces' presence in the region.
The top level Iranian military delegation's visit to Ankara can help broaden mutual defensive cooperation between the two states, he added.
In their meeting, Baqeri and Canikli agreed to prepare the draft of a cooperation document to promote the two countries' research and academic cooperation in defense industry.
Baqeri arrived in Ankara on Tuesday for an official three-day visit and met with his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar. He is also scheduled to talk with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Major General Baqeri and the accompanying delegation are in Turkey at invitation of chief of the General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency