Turkmenistan, Iran mull joint projects
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 12
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov met with a delegation headed by a member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran Hadi Shoushtari, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said.
According to the message, special attention was paid to the intensification of joint activity in the field of transport and transit, construction of roads, as well as electric power and gas.
During the meeting, the sides stressed the high level of bilateral relations and great prospects of trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation, the message said.
During the years of the long-term cooperation, Turkmenistan and Iran implemented a number of large-scale joint projects. The most important project is the Korpeje-Kurt-Kui gas pipeline commissioned in 1996. Iran also purchases electricity from Turkmenistan.
The two countries have built 'Dostluk' (Friendship) border dam and implemented the North-South railway project on the basis of a tripartite agreement signed in 2007 with participation of Turkmenistan, Iran and Kazakhstan.