Iran’s oil minister, Turkmen president discuss further cooperation

SHANA (Tehran) – Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji and Turkmenistan’s President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and high-ranking officials held talks on the expansion of bilateral cooperation in Ashgabat on Thursday.

Heading a delegation during his two-day visit, Owji and the top Turkmen officials exchanged views on gas trade and exports of oil products, technical-engineering services, and equipment.

Majid Chegeni, the deputy oil minister of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) managing director, Ahmad Asadzadeh, Iran's deputy oil minister for international affairs and trade, and Payam Kehtari, the adviser to the minister and the head of the Ministerial Office, are accompanying the oil minister.

Carrying a message from Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi to his Turkmen counterpart Berdimuhamedov, Owji also talked to Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and Deputy Prime Minister for Oil and Gas Batyr Amanov.

On December 19, 2023, Raeisi, in his phone talks with Berdimuhamedov, expressed his satisfaction with the considerable growth of bilateral relations, particularly the increase in the two nations’ trade volume, in recent years.

The Iranian president also stressed the need for speeding up the implementation of the energy, transport, and transit agreements reached between the two countries during Iran-Turkmenistan Joint Economic Cooperation Commission meeting.

Berdimuhamedov, for his part, expressed his gratitude to Iran for its active participation in the joint commission and side exhibitions, saying Turkmenistan is ready to broaden cooperation with Iran and put bilateral energy, transport, transit, and cultural agreements into action.

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