TEHRAN (Iran News) – The CEO of the Iran Railway Company declared the development of railway relations and cooperation with neighboring countries as one of the achievements of the Iranian government in the field of railways.
With the promotion of Iran’s membership in the CIS Rail Transportation Council, Iranian wagons will be able to travel abroad and carry cargo, Saeid Rasouli told IRNA on Friday.
The government of prudence and hope has provided the opportunity for the development of transit, while Iran achieved good results in the international arena last year, he added.
He said one of the most important achievements is the promotion of Iran’s status in the CIS Rail Transportation Council, from a supervisory to a permanent member.
The council consists of 16 CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries that have the same regulations, and all transport, technical, and financial protocols are politicized in that council, Rasouli said.
Until last year, Iran participated in the meetings of this council as an observer, without the right to vote, he said. “Last year, we requested the promotion of Iran’s membership, and in two meetings, we succeeded in promoting the membership with a majority of votes.”
He said that until now, the wagons of this union could come to Iran, but the wagons of Iran could not go beyond its borders, adding that as the most important achievement of this membership, Iranian wagons can now enter the CIS rail network.
“We have very good conditions in the field of international transport and cooperation with other countries,” Rasouli said, “In recent years, there has been a fundamental change in both international transport and the market of private companies.”
- source : Iran Daily