IRAN (IP)- After the visits of Iran and Tajikistan Presidents, the two countries are discussing practical proposals and agreements for expanding bilateral and multilateral transit and trade interactions in the region.

Iran PressIran news: Following the visit of a Tajik commercial delegation to Iran headed by the first deputy minister at the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Tajikistan, the delegation met with the Iran deputy transport minister, Shahriyar Afandizadeh, and transport officials in Iran on Saturday to confer on the promoting bilateral and multilateral transport ties via different transport modes.

The two sides are determined to increase trade and transit as per mutual interests.

In the meeting, it was emphasized that considering various international corridors in the region, Iran and Tajikistan should advance transit in relations with other countries, including Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran (KTAI) transport corridor and ECO corridor are the most important corridors for transit between Iran and Tajikistan which should be more actively operated; Iran's deputy transport minister said.

The two sides decided to hold a transport committee to agree on the details of proposals in trade and transport with the presence of different stakeholders.

Iran can provide landlocked Tajikistan access to the high seas through the Chabahar Port (to the south) and Amirabad Port (to the north). Similarly, Tajikistan can ease transit to China.

Iran and Tajikistan have resumed their relations following the two visits of the Presidents in September 2021 during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe.


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