Turkmenistan, Iran expand bilateral relations

Business Materials 28 October 2021 15:47 (UTC +04:00)

TEHRAN, Iran, Oct.28


Turkmenistan Foreign Minister held a meeting with Iranian officials to expand ties in railway, cultural and scientific sectors, Trend reports.

"Good results were achieved during this trip. In the energy sector two sides agreed to exchange experiences and expand cooperation," said Rashid Merdov.

The energy and power sectors are an important part of cooperation that is aimed to be expanded between the two countries.

Turkmenistan is expected to build a 400-kilowatt power transmission line from the city of Mary in Turkmenistan to Sarakhs in Iran and would use Iran's experiences in this regard.

Although there are still restrictions in transportation due to coronavirus, the two sides agreed to increase cooperation and take measures to accelerate cargo transportation.

Two sides agreed to increase cargo transportation via Inche Boron, Sarakhs, and Lotfabad cities while a region has been dedicated to Turkmenistan in Shahid Rajaee Port for cargo transit.

Another part of cooperation is in mass media and the two sides supported the reopening of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) office branch in Turkmenistan. Iran Broadcasting Company and a public committee of Turkmenistan broadcasting company review the signed cooperation document further in this regard.

There has been agreement in healthcare cooperation and It is expected that plans will be drafted for cooperation in the tourism sector in the future.

The two countries signed 236 cooperation documents and it is expected 3 new protocols based on the content of these documents will be provided. A working group will be formed in this regard to supervising the implementation of document context.

The official has invited Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Rostam Qassemi to visit Turkmenistan in New Year to review the implementation of the joint cooperation document.

Turkmenistan Foreign Minister Rashid Merdov arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to attend the 16th annual meeting of Iran Turkmenistan Joint Economic Cooperation Commission and signed the joint cooperation document with Iranian officials.