TEHRAN, Iran, March 28
Iran's Railway officials intend to negotiate with Turkmenistan to resume cargo transit, Rohoullah Latifi, Iran's Customs spokesman. said, Trend reports citing ILNA.
He noted that currently, 131 wagons with Iranian goods are behind the Inche Borun border for more than a month due to the coronavirus spread.
"Turkmen government has decided to prevent the cargo and passenger entrance from Iran and since February 24, about 131 wagons with export goods have remained behind the border," said Latifi. "It is expected that officials of Iran's Railway Company will negotiate with Ashgabat to resume cargo transit across the Inche Borun border."
He noted that the major part of these goods are cement, iron, plastic, chemical materials and plastic equipment for parks.
The official went on to add hat Iran's borders with Iraq will remain closed until April 5, except for the joint borders with Iraqi Kurdistan.
"Shalamche, Chazabeh, Mehran and Khosravi borders with Iraq will be closed until April 5, since the Iraqi officials has extended the ban on entrance of cargo from Iran," he said.
The cargo and fuel export from Iran to Iraqi Kurdistan are currently ongoing through Parviz Khan, Tamarchin and Bashmagh border, added the customs official.