Iran, Russia Transport Ministers Visit
publish date: Wednesday 21 November 2018
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MRUD News—Iran minister of Roads and Urban Development, Mohammad Eslami, met with Transport Minister of the Russian Federation, Yevgeny Ditrikh, at the sideline of International Transport Week in Moscow.
The two parties emphasized on development of rail cooperation, acceleration of joint projects, and the necessity of mutual collaboration for completion of North-South railway corridor.
North-South railway corridor starts from Helsinki in Finland and passes through Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Mumbai in Indian Subcontinent.
Eslami also visited the President of the Russian Railways (RZD), Oleg Belozyorov. They discussed previous MoUs and contracts particularly electrification of Garmsar- Inche Boroun and investment of Russia in infrastructural projects including the Railway along North-South Corridor and trilateral cooperation with Azerbaijan in completing Rasht-Astara Railway.
Also a committee was formed to regulate the details and mechanism of establishing a joint railway company between Iran and Russia to take advantage of Russia's potentials in the railway sector.