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2022-June-16  16:23

President Rayeesi: Establishment of Peace in Region Not Possible by Presence of Foreigners

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi in a meeting with his Turkmen counterpart Serdar Berdimuhamedow in Tehran said that peace in the region can be achieved through cooperation among the regional states without the presence of foreigners.

Cooperation with the Caspian Sea littoral states is among Iran’s top priorities, Rayeesi said during the meeting on Wednesday.

He wished success for President Burdimuhamedow in implementing Turkmenistan’s 30-year development plan, and said that tens of documents have been signed between Tehran and Ashgabat which will benefit both nations.

He said that a committee, co-chaired by the heads of the joint commission of the two countries, is due to be formed to pursue the implementation of the decisions made during this visit.

Iran is resolved to further implement all-out relations with Turkmenistan, the President said.  

Noting that regional problems have to be solved inside the region, he said that the presence of alien countries in the region is not peace making.  

The Turkmen president, for his part, said that energy and cooperation are among main fields of mutual cooperation between the two countries which have to be paid due attention.

He also referred to cultural relations as a base for further enhancement of bonds between the two countries.

Berdimuhamedow said that the documents signed between the two delegations will definitely help the promotion of bilateral relations.

Iran and Turkmenistan signed a sum of nine documents and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to broaden bilateral relations in different fields.

The signing ceremony was held at the Saadabad cultural complex in Northern Tehran.

Rayeesi and Berdimuhamedow presided over the ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday morning to sign the agreements.

Nine MoUs were signed in the meeting to boost cooperation in various fields, including politics, economy, trade, transportation, investment, new technologies, environment, sports, energy, judiciary, education, research, and tourism.

Earlier in the day, President Rayeesi officially welcomed President Berdimuhamedow, who arrived in Tehran on Tuesday afternoon for an official two-day visit.

This is Berdimuhamedow’s first visit to Iran as Turkmenistan’s president.

He traveled to Tehran in January as the special envoy of Turkmenistan’s former president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, and held talks with President Rayeesi.