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Iran ready to help Turkey in COVID-19 battle

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced the country’s readiness to help Turkey to contain the novel coronavirus epidemic.

According to Tasnim news agency, in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday, Zarif expressed sympathy with the Turkish government and people over the outbreak of the coronavirus in the neighboring country.

He also voiced the Islamic Republic of Iran’s readiness to provide whatever assistance and cooperation necessary in the fight against COVID-19.

The two top diplomats also discussed the bilateral cooperation between Tehran and Ankara in the fields of transportation and transit of goods.

On Monday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said the Iranian Armed Forces are prepared to share their experiences in the battle with the novel coronavirus with the military forces of Turkey.

Major General Baqeri and Turkey’s Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar held a telephone conversation on Monday evening.

In the talks, the top Iranian commander said the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran are ready to share their experiences in the battle with COVID-19 with the military forces of Turkey and other countries.

Highlighting Iran’s successful plans to contain the spread of the coronavirus by taking advantage of the military forces, Major General Baqeri said more than one million volunteer members of Basij have rushed to help the medical society in the fight against the disease.

The Turkish defense minister, for his part, congratulated Iran on its success to handle the outbreak of the coronavirus, and called for the exchange of experiences between the armed forces of the two neighbors in the scientific and specialized fields for the fight against COVID-19.