A representative Iranian delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived to Ashgabat on a two-day visit.
Today, on 8 April, the head of the external policy agency of Iran was received by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Then the Inter-MFA consultations were held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed gratitude to the Turkmen side in the person of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov for the high organizational level of the visit.
During the talks, the parties discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to Turkmen-Iranian relations on political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres.
The cooperation between the MFAs of two countries was especially discussed. The collaboration in the regional and international structures, including the UN, ECO, OIC and others was considered. The closeness of positions in regard to maintaining regional security and stability was highlighted. An exchange of views on Afghanistan was held.
The importance of the International Year of Peace and Trust initiated by the President of Turkmenistan was emphasized. The Iranian side was invited to take part in the International Conference dedicated to peace and trust planned to be held in Ashgabat on the 12th of December of current year.
The Caspian Sea issues were considered in detail, including the analysis of the existing legal documents and the preparations to the Sixth Caspian Summit. The mutual interest in the development of cooperation on the given subject was expressed.
Upon the outcomes of the talks, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of two countries signed the “Programme of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the period of 2021-2022”.