Improving cooperation between Turkey and Iran would make a significant contribution to solving regional problems, Iran’s president said on Monday, on the eve of a visit by his counterpart. Hassan Rouhani made the remarks while receiving Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar at the presidential palace in Tehran. Stating that relations between the two countries in the areas of the economy and foreign policy are already healthy, he said, “We should also work to improve relations in the fields of the military and defense”. About the KRG referendum, Rouhani stated that the deterioration of geographical boundaries would harm regional security and stability. “Turkey and Iran, as two important and powerful countries of the region, will play an important role in the region’s stability and peace with improving cooperation” he said.