Iran and Russia Sign Agreement for Rasht-Astara Railway Construction

World 11:01 16.04.2024

Iran and Russia have inked a deal to construct the Rasht-Astara railway. The agreement was reached following a high-level meeting between Sergey Pavlov, the First Deputy General Director of Russian Railways, and Iran's Ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali, Ednews reports via Khazrinews.

The Rasht-Astara railway project holds strategic importance within the North-South international transport corridor, aiming to enhance connectivity and facilitate trade between the two nations and beyond.

During the negotiations, both parties emphasized the significance of advancing the transport infrastructure, underscoring the growing demand for efficient transportation routes. Pavlov highlighted a substantial surge in container cargo transportation from the Eastern side through key stations, namely "Sarakhs" and "Inchekhborun," with a remarkable 400 percent increase in volume compared to the previous year.

The agreement marks a milestone in bilateral cooperation and signals a commitment to fostering closer ties in the realm of transportation and infrastructure development. Stay tuned for further updates on this promising venture.

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