Iran and Turkmenistan set to expand cooperation – Politics News

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Turkmen counterpart Rasit Meredow met Tuesday morning in Tehran ahead of the official visit that Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedow will pay to Iran on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

Underscoring the solid foundations for expanding relations between Tehran and Ashgabat, Amirabdollahian stressed the need for full implementation of comprehensive agreements and memorandums of understanding.

He also noted that Iran and Turkmenistan will cooperate on three main topics this year by hosting the 17th session of the Joint Economic Commission, the 15th meeting of the Joint Commission on Consular and Border Affairs and a meeting of the Joint Consultations Committee. policies between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two neighbours.

For his part, Meredow said that the Turkmen president’s upcoming visit to Iran demonstrates the great importance his country attaches to relations with Iran.

He said that the Ashgabat government has prepared a series of documents and projects and hopes to implement them during the presidential visit.

Meredow also stressed the need for bilateral and five-way cooperation to arrange for a summit meeting of Caspian Sea states in Ashgabat.

Other topics discussed during the meeting between the two senior diplomats included plans to protect the stability, security and environment of the Caspian Sea, developments in Afghanistan and issues relating to the Asian region. central.

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