The Iranian ambassador answers; Did Russia withdraw from the contract to build the Rasht-Astara railway? – rahnam

According to rahnam news agencyMashhad, according to the public relations of Khorasan Razavi Governorate, in this meeting that was held on Sunday evening in the presence of Khorasan Razavi Governor Yaqub Ali Nazari in the ceremony hall of the Iranian Embassy in Moscow, Kazem Jalali, Iran’s ambassador to Russia, rejected the arguments raised about Russia’s withdrawal from the implementation Rasht-Astara railway construction contract said: Corridor is an opportunity for Iran, but for Russia, considering the geopolitical changes after the military operation in Ukraine, it is a necessity and a vital category.

Stating that Islamic Iran holds the golden key in the field of the corridor, he said: The North-South Corridor is considered a unique opportunity for Iran and the future of Iran, which should be taken advantage of to strengthen the national economy.

Referring to the geographical location and capacities of Khorasan province, the Iranian ambassador to Russia, Razavi, expressed hope that the economic activists of this province will take advantage of the eastern part of the North-South corridor to improve the level of trade exchanges.

In this meeting, Khorasan Governor Razavi’s comment, stating that this year’s export statistics show an increase of more than 30% compared to the same period last year, on the province’s determination to use its transportation, road, railway and customs capacities for He emphasized the jump in trade exchanges within the framework of the North-South Corridor.

In this meeting, a number of private sector activists from Razavi Khorasan province presented their views on the development of bilateral relations and explained the obstacles to the development of exports to Russia.

A group of economic activists from Khorasan Razavi province have traveled to Russia on Sunday, December 5, 1402, as a delegation headed by the governor of this province.

In the trip of this delegation, which has taken place within the framework of provincial diplomacy in the direction of the development of relations between Iran and Russia, negotiations with government departments and face-to-face meetings with private sector activists in Moscow and Chelyabinsk province have been planned.

The North-South Corridor, which was the product of the will and determination of Russia, Iran and India in the year 2000 to create a cargo transportation corridor, witnessed the addition of many other countries to this transit route during the following years.

What motivated these countries to join this transit route was that the common routes for sending goods from India to Saint Petersburg, Russia, which passes through the Suez Canal, is about 14,500 kilometers long, but Iran’s corridor in this route is only It is seven thousand and 200 kilometers that using this capacity reduces 40% of transit time and 30% of transportation costs.

This corridor includes three routes, including two land and rail routes east and west of the Caspian Sea, as well as a combined land and sea route: Russia – Caspian Sea – Iran.

In May 1402, after the speeches of the presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation, the contract for the construction of the Rasht-Astara railway with a length of 162 kilometers was signed. This railway line complements the railway line of the western route of the North-South corridor.

In the railway section east of the Caspian Sea, the north-south corridor is still active. The goods on this route pass through Russia and Kazakhstan through one of the two railway borders of Iran in Sarkhas (Razavi Khorasan province) and enter our country and reach Bandar Abbas through the railway line.

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