Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 10
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Ashgabat and Tehran discussed cooperation in the oil and gas sphere during the meeting of a delegation headed by Deputy Oil Minister of Iran for International Affairs Ali Majedi at Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry, a message from Turkmen government said on Jan.10.
"The parties exchanged views on the future development of Turkmen-Iranian relations, including cooperation in the oil and gas sphere," a message from Turkmen government said.
Turkmenistan and Iran border the Caspian Sea and have a long land border. During the years of long-term cooperation between the two countries a number of large-scale joint projects were implemented.
With this regard, the strategic project for commissioning Korpeje-Kurt-Kui gas pipeline in 1996, as well as commissioning of Dovletabat-Sarahs-Hangeran pipeline in recent years can be mentioned.
Tehran and Ashgabat earlier said that they are holding negotiations on increasing the supply of Turkmen gas to Iran.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.