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2021-October-26  19:48

FM: Iran, Turkmenistan to Ink Comprehensive Document to Boost Trade

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Tuesday that Tehran and Ashgabat will sign a comprehensive document which will increase trade ties between the two neighboring countries.

Amir Abdollahian made the remarks on Tuesday in a joint press conference with his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov in Tehran which is due to host a meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan's neighbors plus Russia tomorrow.

He added that so far more than one hundred official documents have been signed between Iran and Turkmenistan in various fields, noting that the two countries have agreed to sign a comprehensive document of cooperation and increase the volume of their trade as much as possible.

Amir Abdollahian stated that basic agreements were reached between the foreign ministers of the two countries, saying that Iran will import electricity from Turkmenistan through Sarakhs and Gonbad, and a cooperation document will be signed at the level of the ministries of energy.

He also said that signing of a document of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and water-related issues have also been among the topics discussed in the meeting.

According to Amir Abdollahian, regional issues, including Northern Afghanistan, the West Asian region and the South Caucasus, were other topics of discussion in the meeting with the Turkmen foreign minister.

Meredov, for his part, said that Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran, as two neighboring and brotherly countries, are taking steps to develop relations and cooperate with each other in various fields.

He added that the two sides decided to hold more talks on political and diplomatic issues.

Regional and global issues, as well as consular and other issues of interest to Turkmenistan and Iran, were discussed at the meeting, the Turkmen foreign minister said. 

Meredov traveled to the Iranian capital of Tehran on Tuesday morning to attend a meeting of foreign ministers of Afghanistan's neighbors.

The meeting of foreign ministers of 6 neighbors of Afghanistan plus Russia will be held in Tehran on Wednesday with Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi in attendance.