Iran and Afghanistan have inaugurated a railway project connecting the Iranian city of Khaf to Herat in the other country.
The project to connect the Iranian city of Khaf to Herat in Afghanistan via a rail link is part of Tehran’s efforts to expand its rail network and connect it to those of its neighbouring countries.
Iran’s first consignment of exports has arrived in Afghanistan via the Herat-Khaf railway, and was warmly welcomed by Afghans.
Iran has called for closer transport cooperation among member states of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says some 1,400 flights pass through the skies over Iran daily, which indicates the significance of the country as a major air transit route.
Iran has rejected rumours about the consequences of the ceasefire agreement between Armenia and the Azerbaijan Republic, saying no change will take place in the Iran’s transit routes toward either of the two countries.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled plans for the opening of a long-awaited railway linking Iran’s Khaf to Afghanistan’s Herat, saying the new route would promote trade cooperation between the two neighbours.
A Boeing-747 cargo plane carrying live sheep has made an emergency landing in Iran after experiencing technical difficulties.
The Iranian president has instructed relevant authorities to set up a working group immediately to remove bureaucratic obstacles to trade and economic relations with neighbouring countries.
Tehran and Sofia are to forge closer cooperation in the domains of economy, the transit of goods and transportation.