Last weekend in Tehran, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran held Turkmen-Iranian talks, which discussed the development of cooperation in the field of energy and transit. This is reported by the website of the foreign Ministry of Iran.
In particular, on Sunday, Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Deputy foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Vepa Khadjiev. During the meeting, D. Zarif said that Tehran attaches great importance to relations with Ashgabat, and considers Turkmenistan as one of the closest neighboring countries of Iran.
"We always strive to strengthen relations and cooperation with Turkmenistan in various fields, and we hope that we will be able to use all the opportunities available to promote friendship and brotherhood between the two neighbors", Zarif said.
Noting earlier agreements on the legal regime of the Caspian sea, D. Zarif expressed Iran's readiness to work on joint projects at sea.
During the meeting, the diplomat stressed that no issue should affect the friendship between the two countries, and expressed hope that the joint Iranian-Turkmen Commission will hold a meeting in the near future.
In turn, the Turkmen diplomat stressed the importance of the development of bilateral relations and cooperation between Turkmenistan and Iran. In this regard, Vepa Khadjiev stressed the constructive talks that were held the day before with his Iranian counterpart Abbas Arakchi in Tehran.
"We are trying to prepare the ground for expanding and deepening cooperation and bilateral relations and friendship with Iran by removing some obstacles," he added.
According to the website of the Iranian foreign Ministry, during the Saturday meeting of the Deputy foreign Ministers of Iran and Turkmenistan, the parties discussed issues of bilateral and regional cooperation, analyzed the implementation of joint agreements with the prospect of developing political and economic partnership.
The delegations of both countries, headed by Abbas Arakchi and his Turkmen counterpart Vepa Khadjiev, stressed the focus on creating new opportunities in bilateral relations, agreeing to update the roadmap of cooperation