Iran and Turkmenistan have reached an agreement on establishing a direct shipping route between the two countries.
The agreement, along with several others, will be discussed comprehensively in the upcoming weeks and will be officially signed in October in Ashgabat, ISNA news agency cited the Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran Mohammad Eslami on Monday.
A 75-member delegation of Iran, headed by Mohammad Eslami, attended the First Caspian Sea Economic Forum hosted in Turkmenistan’s Avaza National Tourist Zone last week.
According to the report, Eslami said that the development of maritime communications, creation of a joint shipping line, completion of the north-south corridor and removal of obstacles in this regard were among the most important issues discussed in the meetings between Iranian officials and Turkmenistan’s Türkmendemirýollary Agency and Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations.
An Iranian delegation including Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abdolhashem Hassan-Nia and headed by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Turkmenistan on May to discuss expansion of ties in trade, transportation and customs.