Turkmen delegation held talks in Tehran on energy cooperation

Turkmen government members Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov held talks in Tehran on various energy-related issues on Saturday, January 8. According to the economic group of the Seda Wasima news agency, at a meeting with the Turkmen delegation, Iranian Oil Minister Javad Ouji said "We are ready to transfer 40 million cubic meters of gas per day or 10-15 billion cubic meters per year" through Iran to Azerbaijan. The oil minister said that the two sides will sign documents prepared by experts from the two countries and they relate to cooperation in the development of oil and gas fields. Ouji added that the parties will focus on reviving the gas contract, as well as discussing increased swap supplies and other aspects of the energy trade. Also, during the negotiations, the issues of the production of petroleum products and the exchange of engineering and technical services were touched upon. According to Iranian media reports, swap supplies of Turkmen gas have prevented problems with gas shortages and pressure drops in the gas transmission network in the northern region of the country, especially in the province of Mazandaran. Also, the Shabestan news agency reported that the visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Iran and his meeting with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ibrahim Raisi is expected in the near future.