Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Feb. 19
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Iran has proposed assistance to Uzbekistan in freight transit, Iran's Ambassador to Uzbekistan Bakhman Agarazi Dormani said, Uzbek media reported.
Iran's authorities plan to provide Tehran's Imam Khomeini international airport's capacity to Uzbekistan for freight transit, said the diplomat.
Uzbekistan's geological position in Central Asia can be useful for the development of Iran's transport communications with the region's countries, he added.
"This implementation is geographically convenient for us [Iran] rather than remotely located European countries, as well as with more affordable prices," said Dormani.
Considering that Uzbekistan does not have a direct access to the sea, we are ready to provide it, he noted.
He also added that the representatives of the two countries successfully conducted negotiations in Tehran, during which the sides have previously agreed on the establishment of freight traffic between Uzbekistan's Navoi and Iran's Khomeini international airports.
The signing of a memorandum of understanding was an important step in this direction for the two countries on the implementation of the agreement on the establishment of the Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman international transport and transit corridor, he said.
The trade turnover between Iran and Uzbekistan can grow up to $1 billion (against $250 million in 2014) due to the development of transit facilities and the use of new transport communications, according to the Iranian side.