Iran, Turkmenistan Agree to Develop North-South, East-West Transport Corridors
- November, 18, 2023 - 14:05
- Economy news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s minister of roads and urban development emphasized that Iran and Turkmenistan are important players in the international north-south and east-west transport corridors.
Speaking in the inaugural ceremony of the Iran-Turkmenistan Economic Forum at the 15th Exclusive Exhibition of Iran in Ashgabat entitled “Iran Project” on Saturday, Mehrdad Bazrpash said, “I am very pleased to be present at this meeting, which is taking place with the participation of private sector companies of the two sides and with the serious determination of the senior officials of the two countries to broaden bilateral trade and economic relations.”
The companies attending the specialized exhibition of Iran in Ashgabat are among prestigious companies at the national and international levels, he said, adding that the services which are presented by these companies are competitive with the leading international firms.
Iran and Turkmenistan, which are important players in the north-south and east-west transport corridors, have agreed to cooperate with each other in the development of the corridors, Bazrpash further said.
The east-west transport corridor has undertaken an important role between the two countries on the Silk Road, he said, adding that border marketplaces also play a leading role in the development of economic ties between the two countries.
Turkmenistan has access to Iran’s Chabahar Port through a railroad that provides the Central Asian country with an access to the high seas, Bazrpash added.