On August 31, a working meeting was held between the Chairman of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan and Iran at the checkpoints on the Turkmen-Iranian state border “Artyk” (Turkmenistan) and “Lotfabad” (Iran). This was reported on the website of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan.
The Chairman of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan Maksat Hudaykulyyev and the President of the Customs Administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran Alireza Mogadasi together visited the checkpoints “Artyk” and “Lotfabad” and got acquainted with their activities.
During a visit to the “Artyk” customs point, the Iranian customs delegation was introduced to the rich infrastructure of the post, which includes a modern material and technical base, X-ray equipment, cargo disinfection terminals, and rooms for service dogs.
The Iranian guests also got acquainted with videos in Persian about the activities of customs authorities of Turkmenistan.
The working meeting also discussed the implementation of the recently signed Technical Conditions for the exchange of customs data, the establishment of an exchange on the customs value of goods of mutual trade, an inventory of the contractual and legal framework of services, and the next steps were identified to further expand bilateral cooperation.
The meeting was organized as a step towards implementation of bilateral agreements, reached during the visit of the president of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov to the Islamic Republic of Iran in June of this year. At that time, a number of documents were signed between the two countries on various areas of bilateral cooperation, including customs.