TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) met senior Turkmen officials on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) gathering, negotiating agreements on bilateral media interaction, including joint production of TV series.

IRIB chief Abdol Ali Aliasgari is in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat to attend the 55th Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly and Associated Meetings.

After taking part in the main event on Thursday, Aliasgari held meetings with ranking officials from Turkmenistan, including Vice-President Responsible for Culture and Media Bakhargul Abdyeva.

In the get-together, the two officials agreed on a joint project to produce a TV series.

Aliasgari also met Turkmen Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow for talks on cultural cooperation, such as holding joint academic courses.

The IRIB chief then held talks with Turkmenistan’s minister of communication, the presidents of Japan’s NHK broadcasting organization and of China’s CCTV, and head of Turkmenistan’s state TV and radio organization.