Tehran (IP) - Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi before departing Tehran to Ashgabat said that attending the ECO summit is effective for Tehran's bilateral economic and political relations with neighboring countries.

Iran PressIran News: Speaking on Saturday night before leaving for Turkmenistan to attend the 15th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organisation, Ebrahim Raisi said:" Measures taken in the ECO will be reviewed and decisions will be made to develop cooperation for the future."

The 15th summit will be held in Turkmenistan with the theme of "Let us be together for a better future."

Emphasizing the priority of developing regional cooperation with neighboring countries, the President said: "We believe that the promotion of cooperation and economic relations is in the interest of the countries of the region."

"The policy of relations with neighbours is one of the axes and priorities that we will always have a plan for and move towards its growth and promotion," Raisi stressed.

The President added, "During this visit, bilateral meetings will also be held with the participating countries."

Iranian President called the meeting with the President and high-ranking officials of Turkmenistan as one of his other plans for his visit to the country and said, "Iran and Turkmenistan have neighbourly relations and we will discuss important issues such as gas, transit and trade exchanges."


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