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President back in Tehran, explains top issues of visit / Tehran and Ashgabat seek to increase the total value of their economic exchanges

President Hassan Rouhani left Ashgabat for Tehran at the end of his official two-day visit during which he signed 17 cooperation documents.

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Wed 11 - March 2015 - 21:55

During his visit to Turkmenistan, Rouhani and his counterpart planned to raise the value of their trade exchange through Iran to Southern ports from 2 million tons to 10 million tons and also to facilitate the issuance of visas for entrepreneurs.
President has said Tehran and Ashgabat seek to raise the total value of their economic exchanges from the existing $3.7 billion to $60 billion within the next 10 years.
Dr.Rouhani, while pointing to the key role of entrepreneurs, businessmen and investors in the development of economic cooperation, said easier commuting for Iranian and Turkmen entrepreneurs and investors to export their goods and services to the neighboring countries is an important issue on which we held a meeting with entrepreneurs and businessmen of the two countries in Ashgabat to discuss the issue.
President Rouhani also highlighted the two countries’ determination to accelerate the construction and activation of the South-North corridor from the Sea of Oman and Iran to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in order to serve the interests of all regional countries.
President Rouhani also appreciated Turkmenistan for backing Tehran for its nuclear program and said the two countries share common views on regional and international developments.
Pointing to the discussions on the subject of energy exchange between the two countries, Dr.Rouhani said Tehran seeks to import natural gas and electricity from Ashgabat and export technical and engineering services to the Central Asian country.
During Dr.Rouhani’s visit to Turkmenistan, the two countries signed 17 cooperation agreements in political, economic and cultural areas as well as cooperation on environment and fight against terrorism.

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