Iranian delegation to visit Moscow to discuss transportation problems
A working group from Iran's ministry of road and urban development is scheduled to visit Moscow early next month to explore ways of resolving transportation problems, Tehran's Ambassador to Moscow Seyed Reza Sajjadi on Wednesday, Fars News Agency reported.
Sajjadi added that the visit will take place on August 3-4.
"The visit is aimed at reviewing problems in transportation between the two countries," Sajjadi said, adding that Iranian Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development, Sahriyar Afandizaheh, will lead the working group.
The visit will take place on the verge of the ninth Iran-Russia joint economic cooperation commission meeting due to be held here in Tehran next month.
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and Sergei Shmatko are due to preside the two countries' delegations in the commission meeting.
Shmatko is scheduled to pay a visit to Iran to take part in the inauguration ceremony of Bushehr nuclear power plant in Southern Iran.
Also, Iranian, Russian and Azeri officials in a series of meetings in February discussed prospects of railway construction in the North-South Corridor project.
They discussed creating a joint venture for the construction of the railway Qazvin-Rasht-Astara (Iran) - Astara (Azerbaijan), the design of construction and other issues.
The $400-million North-South transport corridor envisages creation of a single railway from Europe through Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran to India and South-East Asia. Most of the work will be done in Iran, which has no rail link to the border with Azerbaijan. Certain work worth $35-40 million is planned to be conducted in Azerbaijan.