Iran, Turkey Transport Talks Target $30 b Commercial Transactions
publish date: Tuesday 30 April 2019
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MRUD News—Iran and Turkey's Ministers of Transport visit on the second day of the 8th summit of Iran-Turkey Transport Commission to discuss development of different modes of transport between the two countries.
Mohammad Eslami, Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development, emphasized on establishing credit line as necessary and facilitating in order to increase commercial transactions up to $30 b. yearly with great determination of the two countries' leaders.
Eslami said Iran welcome Turkish investors in transport projects in Iran.
Eslami welcome the 27th summit of Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Commission to be held in Ankara with the head of presidential office, Vaezi, as the head of joint commission. The Secretariats of the joint commission are in the presidential offices in Iran and Turkey to follow up issues.
Eslami pointed to the decisions made in the multimodal and road sector and told that tending to the long lines of road fleet along the borders is a necessity to increase the output of road transport. In this regard, the custom cooperation would be constructive. So we expect the custom organizations to equip the border terminals and infrastructures to realize the negotiations.
According to Eslami, Iran is developing transport infrastructures in the border terminals of which Khoy-Razi is on priority.
In the rail sector negotiations he added that "considering the capacity of the two countries in different fields, we are planning to establish a new rail line between the two countries and we are ready to attract investors from Turkey to implement this project".
Iran's Transport Minister also pointed to Tehran-Qom-Isfahan railway which is ready to attract investments in order to be completed and operationalized before long.
On the port and maritime cooperation, Iran is ready more than ever to develop the cooperation as seen in the cooperation between Trabouzan and Shahid Rajaee Port for development.
In this occasion, the two sides attempt to remove barriers to the development of bilateral cooperation.