Following a meeting with visiting Turkmenistan's
Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov in Tehran on Sunday, Zangeneh said talks
between the two countries for settling their gas dispute would continue.
"In light of the emphasis of the presidents
of Iran and Turkmenistan, cooperation between the two countries will be continued
positively," he said.
The official said intensive talks in the fields
of oil and gas had been carried out between the two neighbors, adding negotiations
between the Iranian and Turkmen delegations would continue at the expert level,
"so that we can develop relationships in all fields."
He reiterated that the gas swap of Turkmenistan
and Azerbaijan through Iran would resume early this calendar year, saying,
"Iran is ready for cooperation with Turkmenistan in various energy
According to the Iranian official, Tehran and
Ashgabat could take major steps in order to enhance their relations which would
benefit both of them.