Russia Plans to Involve Iran in Major Transport Projects

Russia Plans to Involve Iran in Major Transport Projects

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Russian presidential aide expressed his country’s willingness to carry out strategic projects with Iran and promote cooperation in major transportation projects.

In a meeting with the caretaker foreign minister of Iran, held on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the BRICS countries in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod on Monday, Igor Levitin said Moscow is determined to implement the previous agreements with Tehran.

The aide to the Russian president said he will soon pay a visit to Iran to assess the implementation and completion of the joint strategic projects, including the North-South Transport Corridor.

Russia intends to connect the North-South corridor to the other corridors and prepare the ground for closer cooperation between Moscow and Tehran in the transportation sector, Levitin stated.

Chaired by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the two-day ministerial meeting of BRICS is also attended by senior diplomats from the Friends of BRICS nations.

This is the first ministerial meeting of BRICS following the association’s extension in 2023.

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