Turkmen Gas Transit via Iran Highly Important: Amirabdollahian

Turkmen Gas Transit via Iran Highly Important: Amirabdollahian

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The transfer of gas from Turkmenistan with a pipeline passing through Iran has great significance, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told his Turkmen counterpart.

In a telephone conversation, Amirabdollahian and his Turkmen counterpart Rasit Meredow talked about the bilateral cooperation between Tehran and Ashgabat as well as the regional developments.

Amirabdollahian congratulated Meredow on the anniversary of Turkmenistan's neutrality.

He then pointed to cooperation between the two countries in the areas of mutual interest, describing transit and transfer of Turkmenistan’s gas through Iranian soil as important.

The Turkmen foreign minister, for his part, referred to the agreement with Iran on holding a meeting of the joint economic commission in early 2023. He stressed that Turkmenistan sees no bounds on the expansion of relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Meredow also highlighted the significance of cooperation between Tehran and Ashgabat in international bodies, such as the Economic Cooperation Organization and the Islamic Cooperation Organization.

The Turkmen foreign minister once again condemned the terrorist attack on the Shah-e Cheragh Shrine in the Iranian city of Shiraz. Meredow also expressed his country’s readiness for cooperation with Iran in the fight against terrorism in line with international law.

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