A senior Iranian economic official announced that the volume of trade exchanges between Iran and Turkey surpassed $10bln in the first 6 months of the current Iranian year, but meantime underlined that the two countries should still provide the ground to boost their trade ties and exchanges to $30bln."Based on an agreement between the Iranian and Turkish presidents, the volume of exchanges between the two countries should raise to $30bln of which $10bln has already been materialized in the first 6 months of the current year," Secretary-General of Iran-Turkey Joint Trade Council Reza Kami told FNA on Wednesday. Meantime, he reminded that the volume of Iran and Turkey's annual trade exchanges amounted at $10bln last year, but the two sides have succeeded in having over $10bln of trade ties in just 6 months in the current year. He added that Iran's exports to Turkey constitute over 80% of the total exchanges between the two sides. Iran and Turkey have in recent years increased their cooperation in all the various fields of economy, security, trade, education, energy and culture. The two sides have exchanged several politico-economic delegations during the last few months. Turkish President Abdullah Gul in a meeting with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani earlier in February underlined the need for the removal of obstacles to the further expansion of bilateral economic ties with Iran in a bid to boost trade cooperation between the two countries. "The level of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries is not appropriate for the age-old ties of the two nations and we should remove the obstacles to the development of mutual cooperation between Iran and Turkey," Gul said at the time.