Iran hosts Caspian Sea port directors’ conference
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Umid Niayesh- Trend:
Representatives of five Caspian Sea littoral states have gathered in Iran to discuss maritime and ports cooperation.
Port managers from Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are attending the seventh conference of the Caspian Sea ports directors which is being held in Iran's northern Amirabad port, Fars news agency reported Nov. 16.
The conference is scheduled for Nov. 16-17.
Stepping up maritime and port cooperation, sharing the Caspian states' maritime expertise, promoting trade between the countries, absorbing investments from the private sector to develop port infrastructure and developing maritime tourism in the Caspian Sea are some of the main topics set to be discussed at the conference.
The participant sides are expected to sign a cooperation protocol during the conference.
The sixth joint meeting of the five-way port managers of the Caspian countries was held in September 2013 in Russia.
Iran plans to boost trade and economic ties with the Caspian littoral countries.
Completing the Qazvin-Rasht-Anzali railway project, construction of a new port in the Caspian Sea and development of the Anzali port are among the administration's plans for boosting transit capabilities in the Caspian Sea.