Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says no country will benefit from continued unrest and instability in Syria, stressing the importance of consultations with Turkey over the issue, PressTV reported.
The possibility of Syria's disintegration, the victory of terrorists and even the continuation of civil war and instability in the Arab state would not be beneficial for either side of the conflict, Rouhani said in a meeting with Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek in Tehran on Sunday.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey are two influential regional countries which can play a more effective role in the region, particularly in resolving regional crises, through close cooperation and interaction," Rouhani pointed out.
He said Tehran and Ankara seek to increase the volume of economic exchanges to 30 billion dollars by 2015, adding that the use of Iranian and Turkish currencies would accelerate bilateral trade.
The Turkish parliament speaker, for his part, said war and conflict in the region would be detrimental to all regional countries, adding that his country's foreign policy seeks an immediate end to war and bloodshed on the basis of dialog, Cicek said.