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Top Turkmen, Iranian Diplomats Mull Caspian Cooperation

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06 April 2022

Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in a telephone conversation on Tuesday discussed international and bilateral issues of mutual interest, especially the need to boost cooperation among the littoral states of the Caspian Sea.

The Turkmen foreign minister praised the progress made at the expert level in preparing draft of cooperation in the Caspian Sea region, scientific fields, search and rescue operations and fighting the spread of narcotics in the Caspian Sea region as well as deepening cooperation among regional countries, the Foreign Ministry of Iran said in its press release.

Meredov proposed to hold the meeting of foreign ministers of the five Caspian Sea countries with the aim of expanding multilateral cooperation and paving the way for a summit of the leaders of the Caspian countries.

The Iranian Foreign Minister also hailed the continued expansion of friendly and progressing ties between Iran and Turkmenistan.

The Iranian top diplomat added that Iran always welcomes regional cooperation and working meetings to further expand ties, especially in the Caspian Sea region.

During the talks, the foreign ministers of Turkmenistan and Iran exchanged congratulations on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.