Iran, Uzbekistan develop cooperation on railways
Iran's Ambassador to Tashkent Ali Mardani, in a meeting with Head of Uzbekistan Railways Achilbuy Rahmatov, discussed with him ways of developing cooperation on the railways, IRNA reported.
Mardani explained the role of Uzbekistan in developing cooperation in regional countries and called for expansion of mutual ties, especially in railways transportation sector.
Mardani underlined necessity of implementation of Ashgabat five-party corridor agreement.
The agreement was signed in April 2011 by the foreign ministers of Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Oman and Qatar to establish a transport corridor to link Central Asia to the ports of the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman.
Rahmatov expressed pleasure with his recent visit to Tehran and said that he signed important agreements in different economic fields.
He expressed hope that by removal of some obstacles, the amount of Uzbek transiting goods from Iranian roads could increase.
Referring to the importance of trilateral corridor of Iran, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, which was signed in the year 2003 by presidents of the three countries, Rahmatov declared that Uzbek government has had good progress in this field and if the government of Afghanistan cooperates, the project will be completed soon.