Mammethan Chakiyev, the General Director of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Turkmen Cabinet of Ministers, met with Iran's Minister of Transport and Urban Development Rostam Ghasemi in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss promotion of transport and transit ties along the corridors in the region, the Mehr news agency reports.
In the last few months, the two countries have taken practical steps to strengthen their transport relations which has already led to a 50% increase in cross-border fright movement.
Following the negotiations, rail transit through Sarakhs Border Terminal has increased to 200 rail wagons per day. The terminal has the capacity to transit 400 wagons, according to the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI). Similarly, Inchehburun Border Terminal has the capacity to transit 50 to 200 wagons per day.
Chakiyev stated during the meeting that currently Sarakhs Border Terminal has resumed road transit and the opening of the remaining three border terminals of Iran and Turkmenistan is in progress.
The meeting took place ahead of the official visit of Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to Iran.