Salehi: Iran ready to implement Afghan, Tajik projects
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says the Islamic Republic is ready to implement infrastructural projects in Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Press TV reported.
Salehi made the remarks in a meeting attended by Afghan and Tajik foreign ministers in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe late on Monday, IRNA reported.
"Iran is ready to execute [agreements on] linking rail routes and roads, transfer of oil, gas and water as well as connection of power grids between the three countries," he said.
The meeting was aimed at finding suitable ways to provide the necessary resources and facilities for the implementation of an agreement signed between Iranian, Afghan and Tajik presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hamid Karzai and Emomali Rakhmon a day earlier.
On Sunday, Ahmadinejad, Karzai and Rakhmon reached an accord on the establishment of connecting routes and the exchange of oil, gas and water between the three countries during a trilateral summit of the presidents of the three Persian-speaking countries in Dushanbe.
The trio agreed to use the financial assets of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other funds to implement the agreements as soon as possible.
The Iranian chief executive is in the Tajik capital, attending the third International Nowruz Celebrations which kicked off on Sunday.