ASIA: Oil official calls his talks with Turkmen officials 'positive'

Iran's deputy oil minister called his talks with Turkmen officials positive and said the Turkmen side presented good proposals for cooperation with Iran.

Ali Kordan in Ashkhabad airport told IRNA that he had good negotiations with Turkmenistan vice-president in oil and gas affairs as well as ministers of oil and foreign affairs.

However, he said that for getting better outcome, it has been scheduled that a high ranking delegation from Turkmenistan visit Iran in near future.

He added, "Turkmenistan believes that Iran should participate in future programs of developing plans of oil and gas in that country." Kordan said Iranian companies are active in the fields of oil, gas and road construction projects here, but they need to expand their activities in Turkmenistan.

Kordan, heading a high ranking economic delegation arrived in Ashkhabad on Wednesday for a 3-day visit and met with Turkmen vice-president as well as ministers of oil and foreign affairs.

Considering ways of developing cooperation in oil and gas sectors as well as Iranian companies participation in Turkmen economic plans, especially in the field of energy were among main subjects of negotiations.

Tehran and Ashkhabad have a wide range of cooperation in the fields of oil and gas and Iran imports 8 billion cubic meters of gas from Turkmenistan annually.

Via: Islamic Republic News Agency

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