Turkmen, Iran Parliament Speakers discuss expansion of bilateral ties

AKIPRESS.COM – Iran’s parliament speaker Ali larijani received Turkmenistan’s parliament speaker Akja Nuberdiyeva and delegation she led to Tehran on January 15, Iranian media report.

During the meeting, Ali larijani pointed to the strong and old cultural relations between Iran and Turkmenistan, adding these old relations pave the way for expansion of ties.

“Iranian companies are ready to negotiate with Turkmen businessmen in various economic and commercial spheres and start joint projects,” Larijani said.

Larijani hailed the role of parliamentary friendship groups between the two countries in promoting relations.

Akja Nuberdiyeva, for her part, said the President of Turkmenistan strongly insisted on participating in the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Conference underway in Tehran and negotiating with Iran officials in order to enhance the bilateral relations between the countries, Mehr news agency reports.

The Turkmen parliament speaker said “Turkmenistan is very interested in having a developed relationship with Iran in the economic, cultural and human fields.”

Nuberdiyeva thanked the Iranian parliament speaker for his diplomatic efforts in removing obstacles hindering expansion of mutual relations, adding that Turkmenistan believes in diplomatic solutions for solving disputes and it will remain neutral in the face of regional wars.