Iran, Azerbaijan set to start building historic rail bridge
Tehran, Iran, April 19
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran and Azerbaijan are set to start building a historic bridge in a couple of days, a recent report said.
The bridge's bricklaying is scheduled to be held April 20 with top officials from both countries are scheduled to be present, Hossein Malek ICT Ministry of Iran's spokesman told Trend April 19.
ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi is slated to travel to Azerbaijan April 20 for a two-day stay which includes attending the bricklaying ceremony.
Vaezi is also the Iranian co-head of the Iran-Azerbaijan economic cooperation commission and is leading a high-ranking delegation to Azerbaijan.
The bridge is part of the North-South corridor that connects Europe to India by passing through Azerbaijan and Iran, lessening shipment time from 40 to 14 days end-to-end.
Vaezi will also discuss with Azerbaijani side the implementation of a dozen of agreements signed between the two countries during an official visit to Tehran by Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev earlier this year.
The sides will also sign two contracts during the Iranian delegation's visit, Malek said, refraining from providing details.