Iranian FM: Iran ready to become transit country for Central Asian gas and oil
Iran is ready to become a transit country for Central Asian gas and oil transportation to Persian Gulf countries, the Mehr news agency quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi as saying.
Salehi said a railway with a length of 1,600 kilometers is being built from the Iranian border with Central Asia to the Chabahar port in the south of the country.
Today, Iran is capable of transporting roughly 10 million tons of oil per year, he said.
Officials from Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Qatar and Oman are holding a meeting in Ashgabat today. The meeting is addressing cooperation between countries in international goods transportation.