Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran to Turkmenistan Gholm Abbas Arbab Khales stressed the need to strengthen and expand economic cooperation with Turkmenistan with an emphasis on transit, Iran-based IRNA news agency reported on Thursday.
In a meeting with members of Border Points Committee of Khorasan Razavi province in Mashhad on Thursday, the Iranian Ambassador said it is necessary to increase and expand transit cooperation between the two countries in rail and road sectors.
Iranian Embassy to Ashgabat is ready to further expand relations between the two countries, especially in various economic fields, and to utilize potential opportunities in this sector, the Ambassador emphasized.
Arbab Khales said officials in Iran and Turkmenistan are willing to deepen mutual relations in different fields and create the necessary conditions.
He added that Iran’s capabilities, especially in border provinces in various industrial, construction, agricultural, academic sectors and also export of technical and engineering services, can lay the ground for strengthening cooperation between the two countries.
North-South railway corridor connecting Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran was commissioned in 2014 to facilitate trade within the region.