Jan 9, 2022, 1:18 AM
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Minister: Iran-Turkmenistan trade volume increases by 84 percent

Tehran, IRNA – Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Rostam Qasemi and Turkmen Vice-President Serdar Berdimuhamedow in a meeting here on Saturday referred to the 84 percent increase of the Iran-Turkmenistan trade volume in the year 2021 and the evermore expansion of bilateral relations.

Qasemi and Berdimuhamedow discussed intelligent management in transportation by utilizing drones and the good and unprecedented level of bilateral trade in their Saturday evening meeting.

Qasemi expressed hope in the meeting that the outcome of his meeting with the top Turkmen official will achieve the objectives of both countries, and argued that Iran-Turkmenistan agreements can secure both countries’ interests, and therefore, "we hope these meetings in Iran and Turkmenistan need to continue to ensure the continuation of this favorable trend".

He said that the transportation and transit issues are two major issues in Iran-Turkmenistan relations, adding that in the meeting of the Joint Economic Commission both sides reached agreement in transportation and transit fields between the two countries, which were good achievements, according to which in rail transportations 400 wagons will frequent each day through Sarakhs Border.

“That is a good agreement and we can even increase that volume of bilateral trade,” said Qasemi.

He focused on transiting Turkmenistan’s goods to India and the other countries in the south, too, and said that this will be beneficial for both countries economically. 

Serdar Berdimuhamedow, for his part, said that one of the best means for boosting bilateral cooperation is the activities of the Joint Economic Commission, in whose framework comprehensive cooperation is taking place.

Turkmen vice-president agreed with the Iranian minister on the point that transportation and transit fields are two major fields of cooperation between Iran and Turkmenistan, reiterating that the Iranian road and urban development minister had a good proposal on problem resolving in Sarakhs Border.

He evaluated the Iranian minister’s proposal on transit of goods, too, as a very brilliant one, saying that in Turkmenistan "we have many projects underway for expansion of the transportation network, and for instance last year in Korki region of Turkmenistan we made operational an international airport".

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