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Publish Date: 19:08 - 16 April 2017
TEHRAN, April 16, YJC - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif left for Turkmenistan on Sunday, leading a political and economic delegation.
Zarif heads to Turkmenistan
He is scheduled to meet with senior officials of the neighboring state and take part in joint economic commission meeting to be attended by businessmen of the two countries.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Earlier in February 2016, Iranian Vice President for Executive Affairs Mohammad Shariatmadari said Iran and Turkmenistan had agreed to increase the value of bilateral trade to $60 billion over the next decade.
Speaking to reporters at an Iranian trade exhibition in Ashgabat, Shariatmadari said the two neighbors also plan to form a joint trade commission.
"The two sides have agreed to cooperate in finance, banking, goods transit, technical engineering, natural gas swap, inauguration of the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway link, as well as joint economic and industrial ventures,” he added.
As of the first nine months of 2015, the trade turnover volume between Turkmenistan and Iran exceeded $2.62 billion, which was 2.2 percent more than in the same period of 2014.

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