Tehran (IP)- Turkmenistan's Foreign Minister stated: 236 cooperation documents were signed between Iran and Turkmenistan and according to the agreements, a protocol has been prepared, according to which the two governments are determined to expand their ties.

Iran PressIran News: In the closing ceremony of the 16th meeting of the Iran-Turkmenistan Joint Commission on Economic, Trade, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation, Turkmenistan's Foreign Minister said: "In the transportation sector between Iran and Turkmenistan, the countries agreed to increase the speed of transportation of goods between the two countries."

Raşit Meredow added: "We also reached agreements in rail transport. To develop cooperation between the two countries, it was decided to allocate a zone in Iran's Shahid Rajaei port to Turkmenistan to increase transit between the two countries."

The Turkmen Foreign Minister continued: "In the health sector, it was also agreed to set up a working group to implement the provisions of the MoU signed between the parties in 2015, and to form a group to organize exchanges and scientific and health experiences."

Also, Raşit Meredow announced joint activities between the two countries in education and tourism soon.

"A working group was set up to monitor the implementation of the protocol, which will create a new phase in relations between the two countries," he said.

The Turkmen Foreign Minister stressed: "In order to implement the agreements reached, we invited the Minister of Roads and Urban Development to continue these meetings in Turkmenistan and to have an overview of this cooperation." 219