Iran, Russia sign transport agreement

Fri 25 November 2011 06:58 GMT | 11:58 Local Time

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Ali Nikzad

Iran, Russia agreed to make every effort to develop bilateral and multilateral cooperation in road, rail, air and marine transportation.

Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development Ali Nikzad has signed an agreement with his Russian counterpart to develop Tehran-Moscow cooperation in the transport sector.

According to the agreement, which was signed during a meeting in Moscow on Thursday, both countries agreed to make every effort to develop bilateral and multilateral cooperation in road, rail, air and marine transportation.

Pertinent Iranian and Russian organizations have also been urged to provide the necessary grounds for the implementation of transportation projects that link the two countries.

During the meeting, the two ministers also discussed ways of accelerating the completion of the north-south transport corridor.

The Iranian minister praised Russia's positive approach toward Iran in international organizations and hoped that it would help further develop Tehran-Moscow relations.

Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin, for his part, said that his country considered as a priority the rapid completion of the north-south transport corridor.

He noted that transportation in the Caspian Sea has been further facilitated due to efforts made by Iran and Russia.

Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development Nikzad arrived in Moscow on Wednesday at the head of a delegation and on the official invitation of his Russian counterpart to take part in an international conference on transportation.

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