In a telephonic conversation on May 22, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraqi President, Barham Salih discussed the latest developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic in both the countries.
Both the leaders discussed the possible measures of cooperation between the nations in the fight against the coronavirus.
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraqi President, Barham Salih along with discussing the COVID-19 precautionary measures also expanded their domain of discussion to the possible measures that could be adopted for regional developments as well as bilateral issues.
In the wake of the flattening of the COVID-19 positively affected curve, the Turkish government has recently started a normalisation process.
Updates as on 25 May 2020
Again on May 24, both the President’s discussed measures to re-open the air and land borders of the two neighbouring countries.
The borders have been closed pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the economy of both nations in the adverse and the leaders discussed its reopening of borders so as to resume trade ties and sharing experience on fighting coronavirus.
Both the Presidents hoped for the formation of the Joint Economic Commission in the near future that will pave way for new movements to take place in the economic ties of Iran and Turkey by implementation of previous agreements.
President Rouhani said that the two countries have already set records for economic cooperation, adding that it is necessary in the present condition that the borders get open again to resume trade.
President Erdogan pointed out that he would issue the necessary orders to open the borders and go ahead with trade with Iran.
They also discussed measures of co-operation so as to fight the fatal coronavirus pandemic.