Iran considers Turkey as its strategic partner: police chief

10:01, April 07, 2010      

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Iran's Police Chief Brigadier General Esmael Ahmadi-Moqaddam said that Iran considers Turkey as its strategic partner, the official IRNA news agency reported Tuesday.

Ahmadi-Moqaddam made the remarks Monday in a meeting with Ahmet Pek, the head of Turkish Department of Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime, the report said.

Both Iran and Turkey are faced with common problems such as terrorism, smuggling of narcotic drugs and human trafficking, said Ahmadi-Moqaddam who is also Secretary of Iran's Drug Control headquarters.

Referring to the potentials in both countries for further expansion of all-out ties, the Iranian police chief voiced Tehran' s readiness to share experiences in the area of fight against drug smuggling with Ankara, according to IRNA.

For his part, the visiting Turkish police official praised the performance of the Iranian police forces in combating drugs smugglers and underlined the need for closer cooperation between the two nations in order to fight the existing threats posed by transit of drugs.

Iran is located at the crossroad of international drug smuggling from Afghanistan, the world's top opium producer, to Europe. Iran's bordering areas with Pakistan and Afghanistan have been the scene of deadly clashes between security forces and drug traffickers.

Source: Xinhua


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