Sep 17, 2021, 4:33 PM
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Iran-Turkmenistan ties beyond those of neighbors: President Raisi

Tehran, IRNA – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said that the brotherly and friendly relations between Tehran and Ashgabat are beyond those of neighbors.

Iran and Turkmenistan have good capacities for strengthening relations, said President Raisi on Friday in a meeting with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, on the sidelines of the 21st meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital.

Calling for regular meetings of the joint economic commission of the two neighboring countries, Raisi said exchange of energy and increasing trade and transit are also among good capacities.

President Raisi and President Berdimuhamedow also agreed on solving the issue of natural gas.

Expressing content with the relations between his country and Iran, the president of Turkmenistan said in the meeting that activating transit capacities will have a big role in boosting economic ties.

The 21st summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) opened in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on Friday, with participation of heads of 12 member and observer states, including Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

President Raisi along with top officials from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are present in the event, while presidents of Russia, China, India, and Mongolia take part in the summit via video conferencing. 

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