News ID: 115707
Publish Date : 31 May 2023 - 23:13
Berdimuhamedov: I’ve Used Your Recommendations a Lot

TEHRAN – Leader of the
Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei here Wednesday described Iran and Turkmenistan as “relatives” which share many cultural commonalities.
“These cultural commonalities are an important basis for further expanding of relations in different sectors, especially in the fields of energy and roads,” the Leader told Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Turkmenistan’s chairman of the People’s Council of the National Assembly.
The Leader touched on hundreds of famous scientists and personalities who lived between Atrak and Amu Darya rivers on the borders of the two countries, as well as the tomb of famous Turkmen poet Makhtoumgholi Faraghi in Iran, saying these cultural commonalities should not be underestimated.
Ayatollah Khamenei appreciated the special attention of the head of the People’s Council of the National Assembly of Turkmenistan to cultural and religious issues and his efforts to expand cultural centers and mosques.
He said there are big capacities to expand cooperation, especially in the road sector and areas related to water, electricity and gas, and the Islamic Republic is ready to cooperate in these sectors.
The Leader touched on Berdimuhamedov’s request for the participation of Iranian experts in the construction of a highway along the Iran-Turkmenistan border to the Caspian Sea.
“The Ministry of Roads of Iran has the ability to build this highway. Moreover, given the important position of land and rail communications in the global economy, we are determined to complete the International North-South Transport Corridor that can connect Turkmenistan and its surrounding countries to the Sea of Oman.”

Ayatollah Khamenei said the expansion of relations is in the interest of the two countries. He expressed optimism about the future of the bilateral ties.
“Cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkmenistan will set the ground for improving the status of the two countries in the changing world.”
Berdimuhamedov said he was pleased to meet the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
“During the past years and during my presidency, I have always used your views and recommendations during my trips to Iran and based on those recommendations, important work has been done. Also, in this meeting, I am looking for your recommendations to carry out big projects in Turkmenistan,” he said.
He touched on his talks with senior Iranian officials, saying agreements were reached to develop cooperation, especially on using Iran’s expertise in road construction as well as water, electricity, and gas development plans
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