Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 21
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
Political consultations were held between the Turkmen and Iranian foreign ministries in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat on Monday, the Turkmen government said today.
"The two sides appreciate the relations and attach great importance to the further strengthening and development of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation and cooperation in political, trade - economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres," the report says.
The views on the relevant international issues, the situation in the Central Asian region, intensification of the cooperation between the Turkmen and Iranian foreign ministries were exchanged.
Iranian media reported that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visited Ashgabat. He is preparing a regional tour for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
A meeting of the intergovernmental Turkmen- Iranian Commission on Economic Cooperation is being held in Ashgabat. Two neighboring countries' partnership priorities are the fuel and energy complex, power engineering, transport and trade.
Iran also imports Turkmen electricity. These two countries built the Dostluk (Friendship) border dam.
The North-South large-scale railway project is being implemented on the basis of the tripartite agreement signed by Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkmenistan in 2007.
Turkmenistan and Iran have a long land border. A number of large-scale joint projects have been implemented during years of long-term cooperation.
The Korpeje-Kurt-Kui gas pipeline, commissioned in 1996, as well as the recently commissioned Dovletabat-Sarahs-Hangeran pipeline are the most important pipelines.
Translated by NH
Edited by CN