Iranian President’s Chief of Staff in Turkmenistan for Official Visit

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian president’s chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, has made a trip to Turkmenistan to hold talks with senior officials of the country on a range of issues, including ways to boost Tehran-Ashgabat ties in various areas.

Heading a high-ranking political and economic delegation, Vaezi arrived in Ashgabat on Wednesday and was welcomed by senior Turkmen officials and the Iranian ambassador to the central Asian country.

During his visit, Vaezi is accompanied by officials from the Iranian ministries of Foreign Affairs, Oil, Economy, Roads and Urban Development, and Energy as well as the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).

He is slated to meet with the Turkmen president, foreign minister and several other officials of the country on issues of mutual interest.

In recent months, Iran and Turkmenistan have accelerated efforts to forge closer partnership in various political and economic fields.

Back in March, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani paid an official visit to Ashgabat at the invitation of his Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.

During the trip, the two sides signed a number of agreements to enhance the bilateral ties in diverse areas.

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