Tehran, Ankara ink transportation MoU

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Turkey endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the two countries’ cooperation in road transit and transportation.

Deputy road ministers of Iran and Turkey signed MoU on road transport in Ankara on Wednesday.

Iranian Deputy Roads and Urban Development Minister Davoud Keshavarzian and his Turkish counterpart Talat Aideen signed the MoU.

In the meeting, the two sides discussed major problems related to road transport between the two countries.

In the MoU, the two sides agreed to coordinate efforts on registration of truck and bus traffic between Iran and Turkey.

They also exchanged views on existing problems in the fields of freight and passenger transport.

Earlier this month, Iran and Turkey said they are resolved to further develop their ties in all domains, specially in various economic fields.

In a meeting between Iranian Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh and Turkish Minister of Planning and Programming Judat Yilmaz at the end of the 29th ministerial meeting of Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) in Istanbul, Nematzadeh said that Iran is resolved to expand its trade ties with Turkey.

The Iranian minister said that the meeting between Iranian and Turkish presidents during the 68th UN General Assembly session in New York had an important role in developing mutual cooperation between the two nations.

In the meeting, Yilmaz called Iran as a very important country in the region, adding that Iran and Turkey are two significant regional actors.

He continued that the two countries have 150 million population and national incomes of the two states are high, so if economic ties increase the whole region will benefit from it.

He added that the figure of $30bln has been aimed for increasing economic ties between the two countries.

By Fars News Agency

 

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