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Erdoğan meets Iran's Rouhani, Pakistani president in Astana

ERDOĞAN MEETS IRANS ROUHANI, PAKISTANI PRESIDENT IN ASTANA
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussein on Saturday in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

Attending the 1st Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit of Science and Technology in Astana, the president held meetings with his Iranian and Pakistani counterparts on the sidelines to discuss regional developments and bilateral ties.

Erdoğan arrived Saturday morning in Astana for a two-day visit.

He will attend the summit on Sunday with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbey. About 70 committee members of 57 countries are expected to attend the summit.

Two close partners, Turkey and Kazakhstan established a strategic partnership in 2009, which turned into a corporate mechanism, the Turkey-Kazakhstan High Level Strategic Cooperation Council, in 2012.

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