Erdogan pays official visit to Iran

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is preparing to make an official trip to Iran on Jan. 28-29 at the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rohani, Today's Zaman reported.

According to news agencies' reports, Erdogan will leave Turkey for Iran on Jan. 28 and the two will meet in Tehran.

Erdogan's visit will mark the first meeting between the Turkish prime minister and Rohani.

Iran issued an invitation for Erdogan to go to Iran before Rohani's yet to be re-scheduled visit to Turkey.

Though Turkey and Iran back different sides in Syria, they have mutual concerns on the reawakening of sectarianism in the region and have agreed to work together against sectarian threats. Davutoglu previously expressed his pleasure at the decision to exchange high-level visits between the two countries.

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