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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for the implementation of bilateral agreements with Turkmenistan, voicing Iran’s readiness to carry out road construction projects in the neighboring country and supply it with technical and engineering services.
While Iranian officials maintain that it is unlikely the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) pipeline project becomes operational, Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide its investment and Taliban militants vowed to secure it.
Iran and Turkey have reached a preliminary agreement to repatriate about 700 Iranian inmates from Turkey, said Mahmoud Abbasi, a Deputy for Human Rights and International Affairs at the Iranian Ministry of Justice.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says over 280 Iranians behind bars in Turkmenistan will be repatriated following the Iranian president’s visit to Ashgabat.
Tehran and Ashgabathave signed 13 memoranda of understanding to broaden ties between the two nations, with their presidents vowing to work towards developing deeper cooperation.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is to set off on a two-day visit to Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan to discuss ways of improving mutual relations and the latest developments in the region with those country's officials.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says Tehran has officially protested at Turkmen border guards’ shooting at Iranian fishermen and asked for an explanation about the incident.
Tehran is to lodge complaints with the International Court of Justice over the quality and price of Turkmenistan's natural gas supplies to Iran.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has offered congratulations to his Turkmen counterpart on the Central Asian state’s Day of Neutrality, which is annually marked on December 12.