Iran, Turkmenistan urge promotion of all-out relations
( Irna ) - President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his counterpart from Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov stressed the need for promotion of all-out relations between the two capitals on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters at the end of a document signing ceremony, President Ahmadinejad referred to his two-day visit to Turkmenistan as a "turning point for deepening bilateral relations."
The president who left Ashkhabad for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, after the ceremony, said Iran and Turkmenistan have enjoyed "progressing relations in the past 17 years."
He said he held "good talks" with senior Turkmen officials for further political, economic and cultural cooperation.
"We support Turkmenistan's general policy regarding major regional and international developments and we believe that Iran-Turkmenistan joint borders will remain borders of peace and friendship forever," President Ahmadinejad stressed.
Meanwhile, President Berdymukhamedov referred to Iran and Turkmenistan as two "friendly countries which have good relations with each other."
He stressed that Tehran and Ashkhabad shared joint stands on regional and international developments.
The Turkmen president said he believed that agreements reached during President Ahmadinejad's visit would benefit the interests of both capitals in the future.
The Iranian and Turkmen officials have signed four agreements for bilateral cooperation.