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Rouhani, Erdogan meet in Astana ahead of OIC summit


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have called for closer cooperation between Tehran and Ankara, APA reports quoting Press TV.

 

“Facilitating banking transactions is an important platform for developing ties and cooperation between both countries,” said Rouhani after a meeting with Erdogan in Kazakhstan’s capital  Astana on Saturday ahead of a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

 

Both leaders also stressed the importance of delivering aid to the people of Myanmar, where security forces have been attacking the Rohingya Muslims and torching their villages since October 2016 in a bid to push them out of the western state of Rakhine.    

 

Rouhani noted that Iran would be sending humanitarian aid to those effected in the crackdown, and called for an end to the violence against the Rohingya Muslims.

 

In his turn, Erdogan also stressed that the government in Myanmar must be pressured into halting its atrocities.   

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