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Iranian firms keen to involve in construction projects in Turkmenistan

14 May 2018 [11:17] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend

Iranian companies are interested to take part in motorway and road construction projects in Turkmenistan, Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, the Islamic Republic’s Roads and Urban Development minister, said.

Akhoundi made the remarks on the sidelines of a meeting with Turkmenistan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ra?it Meredow in Tehran, Iranian media outlets reported May 13.

The two parties held talks on participation of Iranian companies in implementation of highway and road projects in the neighbouring country, Akhoundi said.

He added that the sides also discussed cooperation in electricity sector, including construction of the third power transmission line and settling the electricity trade issues. ?

The visiting Turkmen minister also held meeting with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

During the meeting, Rouhani said that Tehran is determined to deepen ties with neighbouring countries including Turkmenistan.

He also said that the Iranian companies are ready to provide technical-engineering services to Turkmenistan.

Facilitating travel between the two countries and developing tourism can deepen relations between the two countries in all fields as well, Rouhani added.

Meredow also discussed oil and gas cooperation between Tehran and Ashgabat in a meeting with Bijan Namadar Zanganeh.

Following the meeting, Zanganeh said that talks between the two countries for settling their gas dispute would continue.

The Iranian minister added that the gas swap of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan through Iran would resume early this calendar year (started March 20).

He also expressed the Islamic Republic’s readiness for cooperation with Turkmenistan in various energy fields.


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