The European Union and Iran have “turned a new page” in their diplomatic relations, the EU’s foreign policy chief said on a visit to Tehran..

Federica Mogherini said they had agreed to work on closer ties in a number of areas, including the economy, energy, education, migration and transport.

The visit follows last year’s historic nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.

She said the results of their talks would “make a real difference” to the lives of Iranians and Europeans.

Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been holding talks withTurkey‘s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the presidential palace in Ankara.

They agreed to increase banking and economic co-operation and boost trade to $30bn (£21bn) within two years.

Mr Erdogan said they also agreed to “reduce our differences” over Syria and other issues, to “work together to overcome the problems of terrorism and sectarianism and the related humanitarian crises that are shaking our region”.




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