Baku, Azerbaijan, March. 1
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that Romania will have a chance to enjoy benefits after completing the North-South transport corridor. "Development of rail corridors is of high importance for the Islamic Republic of Iran," Tasnim news agency quoted Hassan Rouhani as saying at a meeting with Romanian Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescuin Tehran. After connecting Iran's railway to Azerbaijan Romania can play a key role in boosting economic ties through the rail corridor, Rouhani added. In turn, Romanian foreign minister underscored his country's policy to strengthen cooperation with Iran in diplomacy, economy, culture, science and technology.
The North-South corridor is intended to connect Northern Europe to Southeastern Asia. In February, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the railways of Iran and Azerbaijan will be connected by the end of 2016.
Earlier Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Islamic Republic of Iran Javanshir Akhundov told Trend that Railway between Azerbaijan and Iran, which is a part of the North-South transport corridor, will contribute to economic development of Azerbaijan and Iran, as well as multiplying of goods turnover from such Iranian ports on the Persian Gulf, like Bandar Abbas, Busheher, and Chabahar. Furthermore, Northern provinces of Iran, like Western Azerbaijan, Eastern Azerbaijan, Gilan, Qazvin will be able to deliver their products to the world markets, particularly, Northern Europe, Russia, Pakistan, India, as well as Persian Gulf countries in a short period of time.