The issues of interaction between Iran and Turkmenistan in the field of energy were discussed today in Tehran by the head of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry Rashid Meredov and Iranian Oil Minister Javad Ovji.
The delegation of Turkmenistan is in Iran on a two-day visit.
According to the press service of the Foreign Ministry, during the constructive conversation, the parties noted the huge potential of Turkmenistan and Iran in the field of energy and expressed satisfaction with the mutual support of the parties to significant initiatives in this area within the framework of regional and international structures.
The interlocutors agreed that it is necessary to further intensify the sectoral cooperation of the relevant departments of the two countries.
Earlier, the resumption of the export of Turkmen gas to Iran was discussed by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Iranian leader Ebrahim Raisi. At a meeting in Dushanbe, the heads of the two neighboring countries agreed to settle the gas issue.
Turkmenistan has been supplying gas to Iran since December 1997. But in early 2017, he was forced to restrict them to a neighboring country due to the debts of the National Iranian Gas Company. In August 2018, SC “Turkmengas” filed for NIGC in International Arbitration. Arbitration put an end to the dispute in June 2020, obliging Tehran to pay Ashgabat a debt in the amount of about 2 billion US dollars.