Today, the Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and Iran held talks on the sidelines of a meeting on Afghanistan in the Chinese city of Tunxi.
According to the Iranian News Agency Mehr, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahiyan congratulated his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov on the Novruz holiday, which is celebrated in both countries.
He also congratulated the people of Turkmenistan on holding early presidential elections that took place on March 12 after the decision of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to give up his post to the young leader.
"Mr. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a wise decision, and his experience in the region deserves praise," Hossein Amir-Abdollahiyan said.
Rashid Meredov thanked his Iranian counterpart for the congratulations, the source reports.
During the further conversation, the Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and Iran discussed a wide range of issues of strengthening bilateral cooperation.
The parties discussed the possibilities of increasing bilateral trade turnover, cooperation in the energy sector, and intensification of partnership in the area of transport.
The Heads of the Foreign Ministries also discussed certain regional and international topics of mutual interest.
To recap, the Head of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, by the order of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, is on a visit to China to participate in the 3rd Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries.