The heads of the transport authorities of Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan on Sunday following two days of discussions during first ministerial meeting on transit cooperation in Tehran signed a joint statement with the aim of developing transit cooperation.
The Turkmen delegation at the meeting was led by Batyr Annayev, the Deputy Director General of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers of the country, the Agency announced on Monday.
The representatives of Russia and Azerbaijan also attended the meeting.
Emphasizing the role of international transit and transport for the national and regional economic growth and trade expansion, the participating states reached a number of agreements, according to the news website of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of Iran.
The most important agreements include measures targeting 20 million tons of transit across these regional countries, establishing a follow up committee consisting of deputy ministers, simplification of visa procedures for drivers, reduction of relevant transit costs and possible removal of traffic permit, and setting joint tariffs for container rail transport.
The parties also held bilateral and trilateral talks on the sidelines of the meeting for further coordination of efforts.