Iran to host 7th Caspian port directors summit
Tehran, Iran, June 10
By Temkin Jafarov, Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran is going to host the 7th joint meeting of the port managers of the Caspian Sea littoral countries, Jalil Eslami, deputy director of ports and special zones of Iran's Ports and Sailing Organization told Trend June 10.
The meeting- to be held in November- will be attended by all Caspian Sea littoral state officials in ports and maritime affairs, he said.
According to Eslami, the sides will discuss a broad range of issues related to maritime transport, maritime engineering cooperation, ports and infrastructure, maritime security, the Caspian Sea, related education, etc.
The meeting will be held in Amirabad Port in northern Iran. Amirabad Port is equipped with the most advanced maritime and telecommunication facilities and is suitable for industrial and trade investments.
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.
The Caspian Sea littoral countries held a Summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states ended in the Russian port city of Astrakhan on September 30.
There agreements for bilateral cooperation were signed by ministers of the five states and included issues related to their cooperation on optimal use of the seabed and subterranean resources, as well as joint measures to be taken in the field of weather and climate and joint rescue operations.
Edited by CN