Turkmenistan and Iran have restored the truck passage at the Howdan-Bajgiran border checkpoint, IRNA news agency reported last Thursday with reference to the statement of Iranian Foreign Ministry's representative in Khorasan region Mohammad Beheshti.
According to Mohammad Beheshti, in order to further develop trade relations between the two countries, the Turkmen side let 10 Iranian trucks through the Howdan-Bajigiran border crossing. Due to the worldwide restrictions related to COVID-19, the Howdan-Bajigiran border crossing was closed for trucks for three years. According to the report, cargo can be allowed through all checkpoints on the Turkmen-Iranian border.
In addition, a representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that Iranian trucks should not weigh more than 20 tons, and their traffic should end in the capital of Turkmenistan.
On February 28, the heads of customs services of Turkmenistan and Iran held a meeting at the Howdan-Bajigiran border checkpoint, during which the sides discussed proposals to use the electronic system e-TIR.