18 September 2021 - 14:34
  • News Code: 321283
Iran, Turkmenistan Agree to Resolve Gas Dispute

TEHRAN (Shana) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Turkmen opposite number agreed to resolve the natural gas dispute between the two countries.

On the second day of his visit to Tajikistan, Dr. Raisi met with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow to discuss friendly and fraternal relations between Iran and Turkmenistan on Friday, September 17.

“Tehran and Ashgabat have good capacities to strengthen interactions and deepen bilateral relations,” he said during the meeting.

He added that holding regular meetings of the Joint Economic Cooperation Commission could be an effective stimulus for the expansion of Iran-Turkmenistan relations.

The President said: "Energy exchange and increasing the volume of exchanges and transit of goods between the two countries are among the potential areas for strengthening cooperation between Iran and Turkmenistan."

During the meeting, the two presidents agreed to resolve the natural gas dispute.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow also expressed his satisfaction with his country's friendly relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, stating: "We plan to hold regular joint commissions for economic cooperation between the two countries."

The President of Turkmenistan said that activating the transit capacities between Iran and Turkmenistan will play a significant role in improving the level of economic and trade interactions between the two countries.

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