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Speaker: Iran, Turkmenistan to broaden economic ties

Tehran, May 13, 2018(IRNA) – Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that trade, economic and industrial relations between Iran and Turkmenistan should increase.


Tehran, May 13, 2018(IRNA) – Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that trade, economic and industrial relations between Iran and Turkmenistan should increase.

He made the remarks in the meeting with visiting Turkmenistan Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow in Tehran.

Larijani said existing capacities between the two countries should be used to promote ties, and added that parliamentary relations is so good and both parliaments interested in expansion of relations.

Given to close culture of the two countries, it could be a ground to promote trade and economic relations level, he added.

Iran has good experiences and capacities in the field of industry and technical affairs, for instance, in the field of road construction that Iranian companies have good function and performance.

Meredow pointed to historical, old and brotherly ties between the two countries, and said that Turkmenistan has always been interested to expand ties with Iran and strengthening interactions are among our priorities.

He said that the expansion of parliamentary cooperation between Iran and Turkmenistan is necessary, and added that mutual relations turned back to many centuries ago and people of the two countries have commonalties in culture, history that could be used to develop politico-economic relations.

Meredow added that Iran was the first country to recognize Turkmenistan's independence and dispatched ambassador, so Turkmen people will not forget this approach of support of Iranians.

He reminded that there are good capacities in the fields of industry, energy and road construction investments which should be used and the role of parliaments in these fields are so determining.

Meredow, heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation arrived in Tehran on Saturday with the aim to develop and expand all-out ties with Tehran.

The Turkmen foreign minister was received by President Hassan Rouhani and met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh, Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhundi and member of Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati on Saturday.

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