Turkmenistan, Iran mull energy co-op
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 2
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov held talks with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour, the Turkmen ministry said in a message.
The parties exchanged views on cooperation in energy, transportation and trade.
They mentioned substantial potential for expanding and diversifying trade turnover between the two countries.
A number of major economic projects in energy and transportation have been implemented over the years of the Turkmenistan-Iran cooperation.
Iran ranks third in Turkmenistan’s foreign trade, primarily, due to natural gas purchase.
In its turn, Turkmenistan imports raw materials, building materials, steel products and inorganic chemicals, plastic products, rubber, detergents, food and other consumer goods from Iran.