Ashgabat Ready to Enhance Ties with Tehran: FM

Turkmen Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow, who has travelled to Iran at the head of a high-ranking political and economic delegation, held talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday.

Speaking in the meeting, Meredow said he is pleaded to visit Tehran and that his country is “ready to expand relations with Iran in various fields.”

Zarif, in turn, said Tehran welcomes greater cooperation between the two countries in political, economic and cultural sectors.

“We see no limit to expansion of relations and are eager to deepen bilateral relations with the neighbouring country, Turkmenistan,” he said.

Zarif and Meredow conferred on a wide range of grounds for cooperation including gas, oil, industries, agriculture, tourism, education and culture.

The two officials also discussed efforts to establish a legal regime for the Caspian Sea, the two countries’ joint investments, the water crisis in the region, holding of Nowruz (Persian New Year) ceremony, facilitating travels between the two countries, and road and railroad cooperation.

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