President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in Ashgabat within the framework of the Central Asian tour, discussed the key issues of cooperation in the political, trade and economic spheres.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran noted that Tehran supported the foreign policy pursued by neutral Turkmenistan, which is an important factor in strengthening peace and stability in Central Asia.
In this regard, the Turkmen leader thanked Iran for supporting Turkmenistan's international initiatives, including declaring 2021 as the “International Year of Peace and Trust”. The President of Turkmenistan underlined that partnership within the UN allows Turkmenistan to realize its neutral status as an important factor to ensure stability and security in the region. The parties paid special attention to the development of cooperation between the two countries in the economic sphere.
Emphasizing that due to the "open door" policy, the Turkmen market attracts more and more large investors every year, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed the interest of Iranian business in expanding business ties with state and private structures of Turkmenistan.
In this regard, it was underlined the importance to intensify the activities of the Turkmen-Iranian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, as well as to held bilateral meetings at various levels on a regular basis.
The parties also discussed the partnership of Turkmenistan and Iran on important issues of international and regional agenda.