Qasem Rezaei, Brigadier General of Islamic Republic of Iran Border Guard, commonly known as NAJA Border Guard
Arif Cetin, chief of Turkish gendarmerie
[Iran state-run TV’s report about the meeting of border commander of Iran’s law enforcement (NAJA) and chief of Turkish gendarmerie at the border region.]
TV anchor: Increase in cooperation at borders of Iran and Turkey. In the meeting of border commander of Iran’s law enforcement (NAJA) and chief of Turkish gendarmerie at the border region, it was determined that visits and interaction between the two countries should increase in order to preserve the security on both sides of the border.
Reporter: The border meeting of border commander of Iran’s law enforcement and chief of Turkish gendarmerie. In order to manage the joint borders and develop border relations, the meeting of NAJA’s border commander and chief of Turkish gendarmerie was held at the border region of Baku, along with border commanders of West Azerbaijan Province and commanders of Turkish gendarmerie.
General Rezaee: There were no signs of inconsistency in talks or any differences of opinion. Both sides agreed on promoting interactions and increasing security and convenience for the countries of the region. Even the issue of facilitating easy trafficking and without a stop at the official borders such Bazargan, Sero and Razi were raised.
Reporter: This meeting was held in alignment with agreements between ministers of both countries and at different levels including Iran’s border patrol and Turkish gendarmerie. And such meetings are to continue on both sides of the border.
Arif Cetin: We have mutual cooperation and exchanging information. And from now on, our cooperation will continue at lower levels and border units. And protecting the security at borders of these two countries is to the advantage of both countries’ mutual interests. I am sure that we will continue to preserve the security at joint borders as best as possible.
Reporter: the Islamic Republic of Iran has more than 500 kilometers of joint borders with Turkey.