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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will depart for Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, on Sunday at the head of a high-ranking political-economic delegation.
Iran and Turkmenistan have held a joint ceremony near the common border of the two countries to celebrate the Persian New Year or Nowruz.
Iran’s president has, in separate messages, congratulated several heads of state on the arrival of Nowruz, which marks the start of the Persian New Year and is celebrated in many countries.
A group of prominent artists from Turkmenistan are going to participate in the Nowruz events of Kish Island, a major tourist resort in southern Iran.
Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow says his country is fully prepared to expand its mutual ties with its southern neighbour, the Islamic Republic of Iran, in all areas, especially in business.
Mahmoud Vaezi, the chief of staff of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, is in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat to sit for talks with the country’s top officials on ways to enhance bilateral ties between the two neighbouring countries in various areas.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry says it guarantees the country’s share of the Caspian Sea has not been reduced at all based on the Convention recently signed on the legal regime of the Caspian Sea by the leaders of Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan in Aktau.
The Iranian foreign ministry says the recent convention signed by Iran, Turkmenistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan Republic on the Caspian Sea’s legal regime ensures the interests of all the five nations.
Leaders of five Caspian Sea littoral states – Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan – on Sunday inked a historic Convention on the Legal Regime of the Caspian Sea as well as six other strategic and economic pacts.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rejected the claim that the demarcation of the Caspian Sea is to be finalized in a meeting underway in Kazakhstan on Sunday, August 12.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in the Kazakh port city of Aktau to attend the fifth summit of the leaders of five states bordering the Caspian Sea, during which a long-awaited convention on the legal status of the sea is to be signed.
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.