Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 7
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed the possibility of expanding ties in the oil and gas sector at a meeting with Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh in Ashgabat, the newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan reported on Nov. 7.
According to the report, the Iranian side expressed interest "in the further deepening and expansion of established contacts in the oil and gas sector, the integrated development of the state, both of which pay special attention."
According to Iranian minister, his country has a positive attitude and totally supports Turkmenistan's foreign policy of peace, serving a key factor in maintaining geopolitical balance, peace and stability in the Central Asian region, and important international initiatives, nominated by Ashgabat aimed at ensuring global security, including energy security.
Turkmenistan in accordance with its neutral status intends to continue to strengthen the good relations with all the countries of the planet, and in the first place, with its close neighbors, president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.
During the meeting was a discussion of earlier agreements and the prospects of building up cooperation in the fuel and energy sector, state news agency "Turkmen dovlet khabarlary" on Friday noted.