Tehran- Ashgabat Coop. Could Promote Peace

Tehran- Ashgabat Coop. Could Promote Peace   Tehran- Ashgabat Coop. Could Promote Peace

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran and Turkmenistan need to strengthen cooperation to help establish regional peace and stability, and fight terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran always stands by Turkmenistan’s nation and government, and we should make use of all opportunities as best as we can to expand relations,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov in Tehran on Saturday, Press TV reported. He said Tehran and Ashgabat should expand cooperation in line with the two nations’ interests. The president stressed the importance of boosting cooperation among Iran, Turkmenistan and other regional states, and said such multilateral cooperation would increase economic interaction and promote stability, unity and solidarity in the region.

Rouhani commended bilateral relations between Tehran and Ashgabat in the energy and power sectors, and urged the two countries to bolster collaboration in other sectors, including tourism and preservation of Caspian Sea.

Meredov hailed Iran’s support for his country at regional and international organizations and urged enhanced cooperation based on good neighborliness and common interests.