Tehran, Ashgabat Seek Broader Ties

Tehran, Ashgabat Seek Broader TiesTehran, Ashgabat Seek Broader Ties

Ranking diplomats from Iran and Turkmenistan explored avenues for expanding bilateral relations in the light of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, which came into force on Jan. 16. Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour and Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow in a recent meeting discussed ways of promoting cooperation between Tehran and Ashgabat in political and economic fields and in affairs pertaining to the Caspian Sea, Tasnim News Agency reported on Saturday. Highlighting Iran’s enhanced status after the termination of anti-Tehran sanctions under the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Rahimpour underlined that relations with Turkmenistan on bilateral and regional issues will grow in the post-JCPOA era. Meredow congratulated Iran on its “big diplomatic success” to clinch the nuclear deal, voicing his country’s readiness to broaden political, cultural and economic ties with Iran and carry out joint development projects.