Turkey and Syria issued a joint declaration on Wednesday after a meeting of a High Level Cooperation Council between the two countries.

The declaration said the two countries underlined during the meeting the importance of peace, security, stability and prosperity for both Turkey and Syria as well as peoples of the region.

"Turkey and Syria agree to clear the region from nuclear weapons and calls on for a diplomatic solution of the problem over Iran's nuclear program," the declaration said.

The declaration included Syria's reaffirmation of Turkey's sincere and central role it plays to secure a fair and a lasting settlement in the Middle East, as Syria also welcomed Turkey's efforts for indirect talks between Syria and Israel.

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