Representatives of Uzbekistan, Iran, and Turkmenistan railway organizations held a trilateral meeting on Wednesday through a videoconference to discuss issues related to the increase of transportation capacities.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan where he exchanged views on issues of mutual interest with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on Thursday.
Iran’s ambassador to Turkmenistan said on Thursday that Tehran- Ashgabat trade ties have tripled since the sixth month of the Iranian calendar (Shahrivar), coincided with Aug 22-Sept 21, 2020, compared to the preceding year.
The exchange of goods from Lotfabad checkpoint was resumed in accordance with the interests of Iran as part of facilitating trade with Turkmenistan, a local official in Khorasan Razavi Province said on Thursday.
Iran and Turkmenistan allowed limited transshipment of goods through a major border crossing nine months after it was closed because of movement restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, said the governor of Dargaz, in northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the amicable relations with Turkmenistan, expressing confidence that the political, economic and cultural relations between Tehran and Ashgabat would continue to grow.