FM: Energy, Transportation Proper Fields for Development of Economic Cooperation between Iran, Azerbaijan
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that expansion of energy and transportation relations between Tehran and Baku will benefit efforts to further broaden economic cooperation between the two neighbors.
Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Azeri First Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev in Tehran on Wednesday.
He added that energy and transportation are two main fields which the two countries can use to enhance their economic cooperation.
Amir Abdollahian referred to the ongoing trip of Iran’s First Deputy Parliament Speaker Ali Nikzad to Azerbaijan, which is taking place simultaneously with Shahin Mustafayev’s visit to Tehran, saying that the visits indicate that the two countries are determined to expand their cooperation in all areas.
He expressed satisfaction over the growth of trade exchanges between the two sides in the past eight months as well as the implementation of a project to swap Turkmenistan’s gas to Azerbaijan via Iran.
The Azeri official, for his part, said that top officials of the two countries have the political will to boost mutual cooperation, and stressed their role in achieving that goal.
Mustafayev, who also heads the Azeri delegation at the Joint Economic Cooperation Committee with Iran, is visiting Tehran to follow up agreements previously reached by the two sides and discuss further cooperation.