President Rouhani was officially welcomed by his Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, upon arrival in Ashgabat on Tuesday 27 March 2018.
ECO-IEST: President Rouhani was officially welcomed by his Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, upon arrival in Ashgabat on Tuesday.
Presidents Rouhani and his counterpart Berdimuhamedow have held a meeting at the presidential office to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues.
High-level delegates from the two sides have signed 13 memoranda of understanding (MoU) in the presence of the two countries' presidents.
Rouhani was cited as saying that the two governments want to see an increase in gas swap transactions and a broadened use of pipeline infrastructure to export Turkmen gas to third countries.
"Iran and Turkmenistan are very rich and powerful in the energy sphere, and so we agreed to undertake efforts to take our partnership in the sector to a higher level. We agreed in future to undertake wide-ranging talks on energy issues, and I trust that during our future encounters, we will conclude major agreements,” Rouhani said, without apparently offering details.