Iran Reaches Agreement with Turkey on Countering Money Laundry

High-ranking officials from Iran and Turkey signed an accord for the development of cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various security fields, including efforts to boost border control and counter money laundering.

The roadmap was signed at the end of the second session of the joint working group of interior ministry officials of Iran and Turkey held in Ankara from Wednesday to Friday.

Iranian Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari and his Turkish counterpart headed the delegations of the two countries in the session.

In the three-day session, the two sides focused on various areas of cooperation, including efforts to combat drug smuggling, human trafficking, organized crimes, illegal border crossing, terrorism and money laundering.

In early October, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid an official visit to Iran with a high-ranking delegation to attend the fourth round of strategic meetings between Iran and Turkey and to discuss the latest regional developments and the status of bilateral ties with Iranian officials.

Iran and Turkey signed a number of cooperation agreements during the presidential visit.