MRUD NEWS—Iran Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Mohammad Eslami, and his Turkish counterpart, Adil Karaismailoglu, took part in a video conference meeting on 12 August 2020 to discuss latest condition of transport between Iran and Turkey.
In the meeting, Eslami emphasized on holding joint transport commission through video conference at deputy level before long which was agreed by Turkey. After examinations at ministerial level, the approvals of the commission will be later formed into an agreement for faster implementation.
Iranian Minister emphasized on acceleration of road transit between the two countries at the borders.
Eslami pointed to the health and sanitary initiatives against covid-19 and asked for faster traffic flow of trucks at borders and increased freight transport.
Development of rail links between Iran and Turkey was another theme for discussion between transport ministers of Iran and Turkey in which Iran’s Minister called for increasing the number of rail border. Currently the only rail border of Iran and Turkey is Razi to Van. In this sense, Iran has proposed Cheshmeh Soraya Station as a new rail route. While the feasibility studies of this proposal have been submitted to Turkey, Iran will welcome acceleration of the feedbacks on Iran’s proposal and thus introduction of intended border on the side of Turkey.
Eslami asked for bringing up the issue at joint transport commission as a transit agenda and called for depicting a joint transport road map between the two countries.
He also congratulated Adil Karaismailoglu for his new post as Turkey’ Minister of Transport and Infrastructures.