Ashgabat (IP): Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy called Turkmenistan's regional status significant and voiced readiness to boost business transactions with the Central Asian country in the near future.

Iran PressAsia: "Turkmenistan has a prominent position in the region and we are ready to support the two countries' businessmen to restore trade prosperity," said the Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mahdi Safari on Friday.

Safari explained the economic goals and plans of the Raisi administration within the framework of neighborhood policy at a joint meeting of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Turkmenistan with Iranian economic activists.

Addressing the economic activists of Iran who are present to attend the business part of the ECO meeting in Ashgabat, the Iranian official said: "The issue of strengthening foreign trade in oil and non-oil fields is being seriously pursued.

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Safari added: "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the various agencies, has formulated coherent programs and started solving problems and removing obstacles to foreign trade."

The Deputy Minister of Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized: "Fortunately, good steps have been taken in the field of transportation, export of technical-engineering services and export of non-oil products, and we are witnessing the beginning of a boom in foreign trade."

Recalling efforts to resolve some previous gas problems with Turkmenistan, Safari said: "Turkmenistan has a prominent position in the region and we are ready to support the two countries' traders to restore prosperity to trade between us."

He emphasized: "In the detailed negotiations we had with the officials of Central Asian countries in Tehran, important decisions were made for the prosperity of the corridors and the maximum utilization of our country's capacities. This, along with strengthening cooperation with other neighbors, has increased exports."

In this meeting, Iran's ambassador to Ashgabat, as well as the businessmen present, explained the plans to strengthen relations with Turkmenistan.


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