Tehran, Moscow ink transportation deal
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.26 / Trend F. Milad/
Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister, Ali Nikzad and his Russian counterpart, Igor Levitin signed a cooperation deal in Moscow to expand bilateral relations in different fields of transportation.
According to the deal, the two sides agreed to add 14 weekly flights between Tehran and Moscow, the Pana news agency reported on Saturday.
The sides agreed to create joint ventures to link the Rasht-Anzali-Astara railroad to the Russian national railways via Azerbaijan, to facilitate the sailing of Iranian and Russian ships (in the Caspian Sea), and to fuel both sides' trucks carrying goods from one side to the other.
The Russian official suggested laying a railroad from Iran to Armenia and subsequently connecting it to the Russian railways.