Iran's foreign minister returns to Tehran
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 9 /Trend S.Isayev, D. Khatinoglu/
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has today returned to Tehran from his official visit to Tajikistan, IRNA reported.
In Tajikistan Salehi met with country's officials, and sides discussed mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in such sectors as energy and transportation, among other issues.
According to the information department of the Tajik foreign ministry, Iran's involvement in large-scale projects such as the Sangtuda-2 hydroelectric power plant (HPP), the Istiqlol Tunnel as well as the construction project of a new railway link connecting Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China were discussed between Foreign Ministers of both Iran and Tajikistan.
Before leaving for Tehran, Salehi told journalists that the trade turnover between Iran and Tajikistan is about $200 million a year, this figure is unsatisfactory and should increase on the basis of the mutual capacities.