Turkmenistan and Iran held inter-MFA talks in Tehran

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Ahmed Gurbanov, held negotiations in Tehran with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Ali Bagheri. The discussions focused on deepening economic cooperation between the two countries, Orient reports.

During the meeting, Gurbanov and Bagheri discussed aspects of current regional and global issues, emphasizing the importance of further consultations. The countries actively collaborate in areas such as the economy, transportation, infrastructure, and energy.

Both sides agreed that a comprehensive 20-year partnership agreement between Ashgabat and Tehran will be concluded in the near future. This initiative was previously announced in 2022 by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi after the signing ceremony of memorandums of understanding between Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Earlier agreements between the countries in the energy and transportation sectors, amounting to approximately $1 billion, were signed in Ashgabat.

Since Turkmenistan gained independence in 1991, Tehran and Ashgabat have fostered strong ties, collaborating on key economic and infrastructure projects. Significant initiatives include the construction of the Dostluk Dam and the establishment of the transnational railway line connecting Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran, further strengthening infrastructure and energy connections between the states.

In a related context, Kyrgyz-Iranian political consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers recently took place in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The delegation from the Kyrgyz Republic was led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Avazbek Atakhanov, and the Iranian side was represented by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Bagheri.

During the negotiations, the parties discussed the current state of bilateral relations in various spheres of activity and outlined prospects for cooperation in the coming year.

CentralasianLIGHT.org

February 23, 2024