Railway connection from Nakhchivan to Mashhad may be resumed

Railway connection from Nakhchivan to Mashhad may be resumed "The visit of the Azerbaijani delegation to Iran will have a positive impact on the development of bilateral relations," Rostam Gasemi, Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development, told a meeting of the Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Commission in Tehr
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November 22, 2021 16:34
Railway connection from Nakhchivan to Mashhad may be resumed

"The visit of the Azerbaijani delegation to Iran will have a positive impact on the development of bilateral relations," Rostam Gasemi, Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development, told a meeting of the Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Commission in Tehran, Report informs.

In his opinion, the visit will remove obstacles to compliance with the terms of the agreements signed between the two countries: "It serves interests of both peoples."

The minister added that the construction of a 100-long bridge on the Iran-Azerbaijani border and the completion of the Rasht-Astara railway corridor is one of the major issues to be discussed during the visit of the delegation.

“Our Azerbaijani friends have invested in the construction of a terminal in the Iranian city of Astara, part of which has been completed. Discussions will be held on the completion of the terminal. We will also hold a meeting in Astara, Azerbaijan, and boost the Nakhchivan-Mashhad railway project. Cooperation in the field of road transport and road transit is one of the most important topics in the talks of the commission."

The Nakhchivan-Mashhad-Nakhchivan international high-speed train started operating on December 29, 2016, and about a year later its operation was suspended for some technical reasons.

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