Iranian companies are interested in taking 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 Rasit Meredow in Tehran.
The parties held talks on participation of Iranian companies in implementation of highway and road projects in the neighboring 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 was determined to deepen ties with neighboring countries including Turkmenistan.
He also said that the Iranian companies were 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. (Trend/Business World Magazine)