Iran determined to deepen ties with neighbours, Turkmenistan President Rouhani met with the foreign minister of Turkmenistan and stressed that, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to deepen ties with all neighbours, including Turkmenistan as a friend and brother country”. 

In the meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Raşit Meredow that took place on Saturday, Dr Hassan Rouhani referred to his latest visit to the country and appreciated Turkmenistan government and nation for their hospitality.

He also described rapid implementation of Tehran-Ashgabat agreements as to the interest of the two nations and said: “There is no obstacle on the way of development of relations between the two countries and it is essential that these relations further deepen in all fields”.

The President also mentioned ways of cementing ties and said: “Iranian companies are ready to provide technical-engineering services to Turkmenistan and implement projects including motorway and road construction”.

Describing development of relations in scientific and academic fields, as well as modern technologies as essential, Dr Rouhani added: “Facilitating travel between the two countries and developing tourism can deepen relations between the two countries in all fields as well”.

He also invited the President of Turkmenistan to make a visit to Iran and said: “The government of Iran is determined to cement relations with Turkmenistan in all fields”.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan delivered the written message of the President of his country to Dr Rouhani and said that the government of his country was determined to deepen and cement relations with Tehran.

Stating that Ashgabat seeks long-term contracts with Tehran in all fields of mutual interest, he continued: “Cultural and historical bonds between the two nations are a firm base for inclusive Tehran-Ashgabat relations”.

“The two countries have ample potentials for cooperation in all fields, including energy and transit,” added Raşit Meredow.