This meeting was held at the headquarters of PMO. The Ukrainian delegation, headed by the Ambassador of Ukraine in Iran and the former president, Viktor Yushchenko met with the Managing Director of Iran’s PMO, Mohammad Saeednejad and officials from both countries.
PMO’s Managing Director said that the Mumbai-Bandar Abbas-Ukraine ports route could be an inexpensive, fast and short transit path. Furthermore, a joint committee comprised of both countries’ public and private sectors in ports and maritime should be formed to deal with projects in these areas in both countries, according to Saeednejad.
PMO’s Managing Director proposed sisterhood agreements between Iranian and Ukrainian ports; adding that the two sides can have comprehensive discussions with regards to the exchange of know-how, training and investments.
In this meeting, Viktor Yushchenko expressed his country’s eagerness to boost cooperation with Iran in the transport sector. He also pointed to Ukraine’s membership in TRACECA and the country’s unique geographical position; stating that his country is ready to collaborate with Iran in the provision of rail needles, locomotives and train cars.