Iran, Turkey Discuss Ways to Boost Transportation Cooperation
- September, 18, 2020 - 13:07
- Economy news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's Ambassador to Ankara Mohammad Farazmand and Turkey’s Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu discussed ways to promote cooperation between the two neighbors in the sector of transportation.
In a post on his Twitter, Farazmand said, “(In a meeting with) Turkey’s Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu, ways to promote cooperation (between the two countries) in the railroad, land and air transportation were explored”.
During the meeting, both sides also said that regular business flights between the two countries will resume in the near future and under health protocols amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Iran has put forward a proposal to set up a new railroad line with Turkey, Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said in August.
Stressing the need to enhance the rail transport and links between Iran and Turkey, Eslami said the Razi-Kapikoy border crossing is currently the only railroad connection between the two countries.
Calling for a rise in the number of the rail routes, he said Iran has designated Cheshme-Sorayya station as the connection spot for launching a new railroad line with Turkey and has sent the results of its studies to Ankara.