Shahryar Efendizadeh: Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia will soon sign an agreement on the construction of the Resht-Astara railway

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ELNUR BAGYSHEV

Shahryar Efendizadeh: Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia will soon sign an agreement on the construction of the Resht-Astara railway

Deputy minister Shahriar Efendizadeh has stated that Iran intends to increase trade and transit with China and Russia. In this regard, the North-South corridor is of great importance for the country.

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A tripartite agreement between Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia will soon be signed for the construction of the Resht-Astara railway line within the North-South corridor.

This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Planning of Iran - Shahriar Efendizadeh at a press conference held on August 28, 2022 in Tehran.

According to him, at a meeting expected to be held in Azerbaijan with the participation of officials from three countries, investments related to the construction of this railway line will be discussed.

Efendizadeh added that the only part of the "North-South" corridor where a railway line has not been built is Iran's Resht-Astara section.

The deputy minister has stated that Iran intends to increase trade and transit with China and Russia. In this regard, the North-South corridor is of great importance for the country.

"Iran plans to transit 30 million tons of production between Iran and Russia next year. Steps are being taken to achieve this goal," Shahriar Efendizadeh noted.

Source: https://www.trend.az/business/3637867.html