On November 30, 2022, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Mehrabian.
Expressing sincere gratitude for the time spent, the guest conveyed warm greetings from the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi to the head of state, who addressed the wishes of well-being and prosperity to all the Turkmen people.
Welcoming the guest and noting that one of the key vectors of the foreign policy of Turkmenistan is the development of multifaceted cooperation with neighboring countries, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conveyed his best wishes to the President and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, stating with satisfaction the traditionally friendly, fraternal nature of the interstate dialogue.
During the meeting, the prospects for enhancing bilateral cooperation were discussed, where mutual visits of government delegations are a significant factor. As President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted, Iran is a major trade and economic partner of Turkmenistan, occupying one of the leading positions in its foreign trade turnover. In this context, confidence was expressed that the meetings and negotiations scheduled during the current visit of the Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Ashgabat will contribute to the further development of effective interaction that meets common interests.
In this regard, the need was noted for developing more effective partnership mechanisms in order to optimally realize its huge resource and economic potential. Here, an important role is given to the activities of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission, designed to contribute to the intensification of the Turkmen-Iranian cooperation aimed at achieving concrete results.
At the end of the meeting, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Mehrabian expressed confidence that bilateral cooperation, based on strong ties of friendship and good neighborliness, principles of equality, mutual benefit and long-term, will continue to develop successfully for the common good.
The border joint market "Gaudan-Bajigiran" on the Turkmen-Iranian border resumed its work 32 months after it was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Iranian media write.
The duty-free point has been reopened thanks to the agreements reached during the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov to Iran in June this year.
Due to the reopening of the market, a solemn ceremony was held, which was attended by local officials and Iranian Ambassador to Turkmenistan Gholam Abbas Arbab Khales.
According to the estimates of the Iranian side, the joint market provided trade turnover between the countries at the level of $4.5 million per year, and also directly or indirectly created more than 700 jobs.
The seventh Caspian summit will take place at the agreed time in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is stated in the Communiqué of the VI Caspian Summit, held on Wednesday in Ashgabat.
It was attended by President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
In a friendly and confidential atmosphere, the presidents discussed the most important issues of five-sided cooperation in the Caspian Sea region, as well as topical international and regional problems of mutual interest.
The presidents stressed the importance of the decisions of the Caspian Summits held in Ashgabat (2002), Tehran (2007), Baku (2010), Astrakhan (2014) and Aktau (2018), and the need for their effective implementation.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian stressed the importance of the agreement on direct baselines, speaking at a meeting of the foreign Ministers of the Caspian littoral states on Tuesday in Ashgabat.
In the four years since the signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, important steps have been taken forward, but such issues as the delimitation of the water space, the seabed and the subsoil remain unresolved.
A High-level Working Group was established to develop a draft agreement on direct baselines, which has already held four meetings to finalize the document.
In general, Abdullahian noted the promotion of five-sided cooperation in the Caspian Sea within the framework of the implementation of the Caspian Convention, aimed at taking into account the interests of all the Caspian states, which should only benefit from cooperation.
According to the Iranian Foreign Minister, trade and transport, which were given special attention at the current ministerial meeting, are the drivers of growth, prosperity and progress of the Caspian countries.
On June 14, 2022, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov left for an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
At Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport, officials of Iran, as well as members of the government delegation of Turkmenistan warmly welcomed the distinguished guest.
In the course of a brief conversation over a cup of tea with a representative of the host country in the Hall of Official Delegations of the airport, the high level and productivity of the multifaceted cooperation established recently, as well as the trusting nature of the Turkmen-Iranian relations, contributing to even greater rapprochement and mutual understanding of friendly neighboring peoples, were noted with satisfaction.
The official meeting ceremony of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyed Ebrahim Raisi will take place on June 15. It is expected that as a result of the talks, a package of documents will be signed to regulate partnership in a whole range of priority areas.
It should be noted that the bilateral meetings held by members of the government delegation of Turkmenistan with the heads of relevant ministries and departments of Iran became a business prologue to the upcoming high-level talks in Tehran.
A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WAS HELD BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRANThursday, 05 May 2022 13:25
On May 3, 2022, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.
Warmly greeting each other, the interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the opportunity to discuss priority aspects of bilateral cooperation and exchanged congratulations on the occasion of Oraza Bayram, as well as wishes of good health, well-being, peace and prosperity to the Turkmen and Iranian peoples.
In continuation of the conversation, the parties noted with satisfaction the current high level of centuries-old ties between Turkmenistan and Iran, which have developed in recent years, based on rich experience and the principles of equality, good neighborliness and mutual respect. As emphasized, this year our states are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Confirming the commitment of both countries to unbreakable friendly and fraternal ties, the interlocutors stressed that all efforts would continue to be made to intensify fruitful bilateral cooperation in priority areas for the benefit of the Turkmen and Iranian peoples.
At the end of the telephone conversation, the heads of stateы expressed confidence in the further successful development of Turkmen-Iranian cooperation and exchanged good wishes to each other and the peoples of the neighboring countries.
THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN HELD A TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONThursday, 17 March 2022 14:51
On March 15, 2022, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi.
Warmly greeting each other, the leaders of the two nations expressed satisfaction with the high level and fruitful nature of interstate relations based on long-standing ties of friendship, brotherhood and good neighborliness.
During the conversation, President Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the successful holding of the presidential elections in Turkmenistan, which became a striking illustration of the unity and cohesion of the Turkmen society, its commitment to the principles of genuine democracy..
Thanking for the congratulations and kind words, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov informed President Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi on the outcomes of the elections held on March 12. Noting that Serdar Berdimuhamedov was elected the new President of Turkmenistan according to the nationwide vote results, the leader of the nation said that from now on he intends to continue his activities as the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of the country.
The parties expressed confidence that the Turkmen-Iranian partnership would continue to steadily strengthen and expand, which is facilitated by the existing diverse potential. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which demonstrate the desire to continue the established constructive dialogue within the authoritative regional and international organizations.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took the opportunity to thank President Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi for making great personal contribution to the development of interstate cooperation.
Then the leader of the nation handed over the handset to the newly elected head of Turkmen state.
The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran cordially congratulated Serdar Berdimuhamedov on his election to the highest state post and wished him great success in his responsible work.
Thanking for the congratulations and kind wishes, the newly elected President of Turkmenistan confirmed the commitment of our country to the course set by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the comprehensive strengthening of mutually beneficial relations with the neighboring states, including Iran, in all fields, including political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian areas.
At the end of the telephone conversation, newly elected President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi exchanged best wishes to each other and the fraternal peoples of the two countries.
Today, on 9 January, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi received a government delegation led by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Rashid Meredov who is on a working visit to Iran.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Turkmen side conveyed words of greetings from President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
During the constructive conversation, it was noted that at the present stage, interstate political, diplomatic, economic and cultural relations between Turkmenistan and Iran are actively developing on the basis of the principles of equality, mutual respect and good neighborliness.
In this context, the talks between the President of Turkmenistan and the President of Iran, held in Ashgabat in November 2021 as part of participation in the 15th Summit of Heads of State of the Economic Cooperation Organization, gave impetus to the further development of mutually beneficial partnership between the two countries.
During the meeting of the government delegation of Turkmenistan with the First Vice President of IRI Mohammad Mokhber, issues of the bilateral agenda were also discussed, including interaction in the field of the fuel and energy complex
On the instructions of the President of Turkmenistan, the governmental delegation is on a working visit to Tehran on January 8-9 this year to hold working meetings on the important aspects of relations between Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Today, the delegation of Turkmenistan led by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held a series of meetings in the government of Iran.
During talks with Iranian Oil Minister Javad Ovji, the sides discussed expansion of trade and economic partnership, as well as exchanged views on the implementation of interstate agreements on priority areas of cooperation between the two countries.
It was particularly noted that cooperation in oil and gas, as well as in the oil refining industry are the priority areas of bilateral cooperation. In this regard, the sides expressed the need for further intensification of effective partnership in trade, economic and energy fields.
On the same day, the Turkmen delegation held talks with the Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran, Rostam Ghasemi. During the meeting, given the huge potential of the two countries, a special emphasis was placed on the development of cooperation in the fuel and energy sector, industry, transport and communications, in particular, expansion of international and regional road and rail transport.
The Turkmen side emphasized that Iran is one of the main trade and economic partners for Turkmenistan. An important role in intensifying the work belongs to the Joint Intergovernmental Turkmen-Iranian Commission on Economic Cooperation, the 16th meeting of which was held in Tehran in October last year.
On the same day, the government delegation of Turkmenistan held a meeting with Vice President of IRI Mohsen Rezaei, during which they discussed current issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
In this regard, the parties noted the high level of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Iran, which is based on a mutually trusting political and diplomatic dialogue and effective trade and economic cooperation.
In the afternoon, the delegation of Turkmenistan, within the framework of a working visit, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hossein Amir Abdollahiyan.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the priority issues of the bilateral agenda. The sides also noted the coincidence or similarity of positions of the two countries on key aspects of global and regional policy of mutual interest, particularly in the field of ensuring universal peace, security and sustainable development.
The delegations of Turkmenistan and Iran expressed the need to further expand and strengthen bilateral partnership in politics, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in Ashgabat within the framework of the Central Asian tour, discussed the key issues of cooperation in the political, trade and economic spheres.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran noted that Tehran supported the foreign policy pursued by neutral Turkmenistan, which is an important factor in strengthening peace and stability in Central Asia.
In this regard, the Turkmen leader thanked Iran for supporting Turkmenistan's international initiatives, including declaring 2021 as the “International Year of Peace and Trust”. The President of Turkmenistan underlined that partnership within the UN allows Turkmenistan to realize its neutral status as an important factor to ensure stability and security in the region. The parties paid special attention to the development of cooperation between the two countries in the economic sphere.
Emphasizing that due to the "open door" policy, the Turkmen market attracts more and more large investors every year, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed the interest of Iranian business in expanding business ties with state and private structures of Turkmenistan.
In this regard, it was underlined the importance to intensify the activities of the Turkmen-Iranian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, as well as to held bilateral meetings at various levels on a regular basis.
The parties also discussed the partnership of Turkmenistan and Iran on important issues of international and regional agenda.