Iranian ambassador: Creating transport corridor between Uzbekistan and Iran will double turnover
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Feb. 9 /Trend, D.Azizov/
Creation of new transport links will increase the trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Iran up to $1 billion, the Iranian ambassador to Uzbekistan Mohammad Keshavarzzade told reporters on Wednesday.
"This project will bring the trade turnover between our countries up to $1 billion," said the ambassador.
The Iranian diplomat emphasized the importance of this transport corridor, which will create a way for Central Asia, as well as Russia and China to the Persian and Oman Gulfs. In this case, Iran, with its huge oil reserves, could carry out its delivery to Uzbekistan and other countries in the region.
"If there is an appropriate transport infrastructure, we could supply oil for the oil industry of Uzbekistan and other countries in the region," said Keshavarzzade.
According to the diplomat, there is a great potential to develop partnerships in the field of petrochemicals, which together with other results can provide significant employment.
As previously reported, late last year, Uzbek President Islam Karimov made an initiative to create a transport corridor Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan - Iran - Oman - Qatar. According to the Uzbek side, the establishment of railway communication in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to the southern ports of Iran will help create an important network of connections between the Persian and Oman Gulfs and all the countries of Central Asia.