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Iran hails relations with Turkmenistan

In a meeting with Turkmenistan’s foreign minister, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has welcomed the enhancement of Tehran-Ashgabat relations.

“Founding and improving strong ties between the two countries will be in the interest of the both nations as well as the region,” ISNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying on Saturday.

The Iranian president made the remarks during a meeting with Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov in Tehran.

“There is no obstacle or limit on the way of [the two sides’] progress and bilateral relations,” the Iranian president added. “Iran and Turkmenistan can enhance cooperation in all fields.”

Meredov, for his part, reiterated his country’s support for Iran, noting increased cooperation in oil, gas and farming sectors.

Earlier on Saturday the Turkmen diplomat met with Iranian Foreign Minister Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

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