Iran, Turkmenistan Establish Shipping Line

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 25, 2019

Pic: Ports & Maritime Organization

Pic: Ports & Maritime Organization

Iran and Turkmenistan have reached an agreement for establishing a direct shipping route between the two countries, said Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami.

According to the minister, the agreement, along with several others, will be discussed comprehensively in the upcoming weeks and will be officially signed in the end of the seventh Iranian calendar month of Mehr (which ends on October 22) in Ashgabat.

Regarding the Iranian delegation's visit to Turkmenistan, Mohammad Eslami stated that expanding trade and economic cooperation was the most important issue that all the countries participating in the Turkmenistan Summit emphasized and The main goal was to develop relations in the fields of rail, sea, road and air transport.

He added: "The most important discussions in the negotiations with Turkmenistan were the development of maritime communications between ports, the establishment of a joint shipping line, the completion of the north-south corridor and the removal of existing obstacles."

Last week, the Minister of Roads and Urban Development, along with a delegation of deputies and managers, visited Turkmenistan to attend a joint meeting of the Caspian Sea littoral states transport ministers to develop cooperation at  the Caspian Economic Forum Summit.

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