Aug 5, 2017, 5:51 PM
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Zarif: Grounds for boosting Iran-Turkmenistan ties paved

Tehran, Aug5, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the conditions for broadening of relations between Iran and Turkmenistan have been attained.

Zarif made the remarks Saturday in a meeting with Turkmenistan Foreign Minister Raşit Meredow.

He stressed on developing all-out relations between two countries.

Meanwhile, Meredow pointed to Iran-Turkmenistan political, cultural and economic cooperation.

He also expressed interest in bolstering cooperation.

During the meeting both sides referred to the danger of increasing terrorist and extremist groups in the region and emphasized the necessity of fighting these groups.

Meredow is in Tehran to attend President Hassan Rouhani's swearing-in ceremony.

Eight presidents, 19 parliament speakers, nine vice presidents and prime ministers, seven parliament vice-speakers, 11 foreign ministers and 35 special envoys from different countries are reportedly attending the ceremony.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed Rouhani's presidential decree in a ceremony on Thursday.

Rouhani was reelected as president for a second consecutive term in national elections on May 19, securing nearly 57% of the total votes cast.