Iranian VP Due in Turkmenistan Saturday

Iranian VP Due in Turkmenistan Saturday

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri will leave Tehran for Ashgabat on Saturday.

He will pay a visit to the neighboring country to attend a special ceremony to mark the Central Asian state’s Independence Day.

Iran and Turkmenistan enjoy good political, economic and trade ties, especially in the fields of energy and transport.

On November 22, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country plans to raise the value of its bilateral trade with Turkmenistan to $60 billion in 10 years.

Speaking at a joint press conference in Tehran with his Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President Rouhani pointed to the issues discussed in his earlier meeting with the Turkmen president and said during the talks, the two sides stressed the need to further strengthen Tehran-Ashgabat ties.

“The two countries decided to expand their economic relations so that the bilateral trade will reach $60 billion within the next ten years,” he noted.

“Cooperation between the two countries in the fields of gas, electricity, road and rail transport, industrial relations, agriculture, tourism and cultural issues was emphasized by the two sides,” Rouhani added.

The Turkmen president was in Tehran to attend the 3rd Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), due to be held tomorrow.

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