News ID: 262630
Published: 0330 GMT December 07, 2019

Iran welcomes boost in regional cooperation on transportation

Iran welcomes boost in regional cooperation on transportation

Iran is open to expand regional and international cooperation on transportation, said Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development for Transportation Shahram Adamnejad, adding that Tehran deems such a strategy as an opportunity.

Addressing the 14th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) in Baku, Azerbaijan, Adamnejad said Iran is prepared to forge effective interactions in line with resolving special issues related to transportation with other countries, reported Fars News Agency.

Speaking on the strategy of advancing TRACECA during 2016-21, he added that Iran views the strategy as an opportunity for boosting cooperation among the nations involved in the project.

The official further noted that Iran was present in the meeting with the approach of fostering transportation diplomacy, as its special geographical location has turned it into a link for TRACECA member states to reach Persian Gulf, Black Sea and Central Asia.

Adamnejad also expressed hope that TRACECA member states would strengthen cooperation and convergence with Iran to find ways for increasing international transportation and transit through the safe and secure country of Iran.

"We believe in common interests with TRACECA member states and act on the basis of win-win approach in transportation ties and attracting capitals for projects," he said.

On Tuesday, Managing Director of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization Mohammad Rastad and Head of Russia’s Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transportation Yury Tsvetkov in a meeting in Tehran agreed to expand cooperation between the two countries in the Caspian Sea.

In October, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami and Armenia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan in a meeting in Yerevan discussed mutual cooperation in the field of rail and road transportation.

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