News ID: 319279
Published: 0309 GMT January 09, 2022

Iran, Turkmenistan determined for greater trade, transit cooperation

Iran, Turkmenistan determined for greater trade, transit cooperation

International Desk

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said on Sunday Iran and Turkmenistan seek to take “effective steps” to bolster their cooperation in trade and transit.

“We are resolute to take effective and useful steps in political, economic, cultural and social relations in the interests of our nations,” said Raeisi as he met the Turkmen president’s Special Envoy Serdar Berdimuhamedow and the country’s Foreign Minister Rashid Muradov in Tehran.

Raeisi said “a new chapter” has opened in bilateral ties, adding that Iran welcomes Turkmenistan’s proposals to promote cooperation in various sectors, especially in transit, energy and trade.

“There are no obstacles or restrictions in this regard,” he stressed.

The president hailed Tehran-Ashgabat ties, saying the two neighbors have “deep-rooted and deep cultural and historical relations”.

The envoy submitted President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow’s message to Raeisi.

He said Turkmenistan seeks to boost its relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in various fields, especially in gas, transportation, economy, trade and cultural affairs.

Berdimuhamedow added that “a new historical page” has been turned in bilateral ties.

“Several proposals have been prepared to develop comprehensive cooperation in order to increase and ease trade and transit at border terminals,” he said.

The envoy added that a number of agreements are expected to be signed during an upcoming visit by the Turkmen president to Iran.

Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber also met with the Turkmen official to whom he said better relations with neighboring countries, including Turkmenistan, is “one of the strategies and priorities of the Islamic Republic”.

He called for boosting cooperation in various oil, energy, rail, sea and land transportation as well as easing exports and imports at border terminals.

Berdimuhamedow said there are ample opportunities for cooperation and expressed hope that bilateral ties will flourish under Iran’s new government.



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