President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi held a meeting on the sidelines of the meeting of the Council of Heads of States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the creation of the SCO, which was held in the capital of Tajikistan - Dushanbe.
According to the Iranian media, Ebrahim Raisi called friendly and fraternal relations between Iran and Turkmenistan beyond the relations between the two neighbours, and said that Tehran and Ashgabat have good opportunities to strengthen and deepen cooperation.
According to the Iranian president, regular meetings of the joint intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation can be an effective incentive for expanding relations between Iran and Turkmenistan.
"Energy exchange and increase in volumes of mutual trade and transit of goods between the two countries are among the potential areas for strengthening cooperation between Tehran and Ashgabat," Raisi said.
During the meeting, the presidents of the two countries also agreed to solve the gas issue.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also expressed satisfaction with Turkmenistan's friendly relations with Iran and stated that it is planned to hold meetings of the joint commission on economic cooperation between the two countries on a regular basis.
Berdimuhamedov noted that the activation of transit capacities between Iran and Turkmenistan will play a significant role in increasing the level of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.