Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri congratulated Turkey's newly-appointed Defense Minister Yasar Guler on his new post.
General Bagheri described Turkey as a strategic friend of Iran and cited that the existence of common borders between the two countries makes the continuation of joint cooperation even more necessary.
Major General Bagheri also invited Guler to pay a visit to Tehran.
Bagheri and Guler also discussed holding bilateral meetings at different levels and conducting mutual drills.
Guler for his part stressed the need for boosting military ties between Iran and Turkey.
The Turkish defense minister thanked Tehran for providing humanitarian assistance to Turkey during the recent deadly earthquake.