TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iranian and Uzbek officials in a meeting expressed readiness to strengthen cooperation in transit and transportation, information center of Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development announced on Thursday.
The meeting attended by the caretaker of Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development Shahriar Afandizadeh and members of the Uzbek delegation including deputy trade minister of that country.
Also, the unique geographical situation of Iran was highlighted in the meeting and the two discussed use of capacities for improving transit routes in order to foster trade exchange.
Further, the two sides stressed the importance of facilitating trade through capacities of southeastern strategic Iranian port of Chabahar.
Meanwhile on Wednesday Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI) said that Railway Cooperation Protocol was signed and sealed between Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Uzbekistan.
Establishing useful preferential tariff conditions, developing rail corridors and regulating combined sea-rail transit were among the topics agreed between senior railway officials of the two countries.
In a tweet on Thursday, Seyyed Miad Salehi wrote, “In line with strengthening international rail cooperation, the Railway Cooperation Protocol was inked between Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Company (RAI) and Railways of Uzbekistan on Wednesday.”
During the meeting, the two sides agreed on establishing useful preferential tariff conditions, developing rail corridors and organizing combined rail-sea transit, he added.