Iran, Georgia ink international road transport agreement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27, 15
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
In line with Article 4 of the International Road Transport of Goods and Passengers agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Georgia, the two held their 6th meeting of road transport joint committee in Tehran.
Iranian Road Maintenance and Transport's Department of Transit and Border Terminals Director Mohammad Javad Atrichian announced that Georgia's Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Mikeladze and Iranian Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development Davoud Keshavarzian signed an agreement on bilateral transit, the department's Public Relations office reported Feb. 27.
According to the agreement, the sides will exchange views on the bilateral trade volume as well as statistics on Iran-Georgia trade, Atrchian said.
He added that the deputy ministers expressed happiness over developing road transit between the two countries.
He noted that Iran is willing to improve cooperation within the TRASECA corridor in order to open its transit line to Europe via Caucasia and Georgia.
The Iranian official further added that during the meeting, the Georgian side agreed to offer cooperation on the Iranian-European corridor.
The Iranian party also requested multiple-entry, 1-year visas to Georgia for its nationals. The Georgian official in response promised that the issue would be considered and discussed with related Georgian organizations.
TRACECA is the international program of cooperation in the sphere of transport between the EU and the partner-countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. The organization has a permanent secretariat in Baku.
TRACECA member states are Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Iran.