Caspian Sea Heritage for Littoral States
Caspian Sea Heritage for Littoral States
President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday that the Caspian Sea is a capital and a heritage for its littoral states.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday that the Caspian Sea is a capital and a heritage for its littoral states.

President Raisi made the remarks prior to his flight to Turkmenistan to attend the 6th summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states.

The president was taking part in the summit at the invitation of his Turkmen counterpart.

In his remarks, the president said over 270 million people use this sea.

About his Turkmenistan visit, President Raisi said issues of the Caspian Sea legal regime convention, transportation, trade, and environment are to be discussed at the summit.

Also, the non-acceptance of the presence of foreigners in the Caspian Sea on which the littoral countries have agreed will be reviewed, the president underlined.

As he noted, bilateral meetings with other counterparts are planned in Turkmenistan.

The president also said Iran and Turkmenistan have enjoyed good ties during the past three decades.

Meanwhile, he also said that the pandemic had caused obstacles to bilateral cooperation in recent months.

Fortunately, today the trade and economic exchange between Tehran and Ashgabat have enhanced, he added.

Meanwhile in Ashgabat, Raesi said that Iran-Turkmenistan relations are expanding rapidly on the basis of extensive cooperation and mutual trust.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the Chairman of the People’s Council of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on Wednesday on his trip to Ashgabat to attend the summit of Caspian Sea littoral countries.

Felicitating the anniversary of the 30th year of establishing diplomatic relations between Tehran and Ashgabat, the Iranian president praised the efforts of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (the former Turkmen president) in expanding Tehran-Turkmenistan ties.

Stating that there is a favorable capacity for increasing the cooperation between the two countries, President Raisi noted that the current Iranian government has a special program for the development of relations with neighborly countries.


Berdimuhamedow, for his part, appreciated the efforts of the Iranian government in the past few months to strengthen and expand relations with his country, calling for boosting Tehran-Ashgabat cooperation in the fields of politics, culture, economy, as well as trade.

“Turkmenistan seeks to open a new chapter in relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he stressed.