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Iranian Energy Minister arrives in Ashgabat

Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Mehrabian visited Ashgabat today for bilateral talks.

Iranian media report that during his visit, Ali Akbar Mehrabian will be received by Turkmen President Serdar Berdymukhamedov. He will also hold talks with the relevant deputy prime minister of the Cabinet of Ministers and heads of the energy sector.

The talks are expected to discuss increasing energy exchange between the two countries, opportunities for Turkmenistan's electricity transit, development of bilateral cooperation in the energy sector, deepening of the Herirud (Tejen) and Etrek rivers and their modernization. The sides also discussed cooperation between Ashgabat and Tehran in the preparation of a trilateral agreement between Turkmenistan, Iran and Afghanistan on the Kharirud River.

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