Iran's Rouhani kicks off trip to Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan

Source: Xinhua| 2018-03-27 17:18:19|Editor: Mengjie
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TEHRAN, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday left Tehran for Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat for talks on bilateral and regional issues.

Rouhani's visit comes at the official invitation of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.

The Islamic republic attaches importance to the promotion of its ties with the neighboring countries, Rouhani told reporters before heading for Ashgabat on Tuesday.

During the two-day visit, Rouhani will hold talks with Berdimuhamedow while the two countries' high-ranking delegations would hold meetings.

Iran and Turkmenistan will also sign cooperation documents in the presence of the two leaders.

On Wednesday, Rouhani will head for Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to hold talks with his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev.

Tehran and Baku are scheduled to sign several cooperation agreements after which the two presidents will attend a joint press conference.

An economic meeting would be held on Thursday to discuss the strengthening of cooperation among the two countries' state-run sectors and economic agents.

Iran enjoys high-level of cooperation with Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan and there is still potential for further development of the all-out ties with the two neighbors, said Rouhani.