Financial Tribune – Sari Su border crossing connecting Iran’s West Azarbaijan Province to Turkey will be used as a new route for trade between the two countries as of Friday, after Bazargan border crossing, in the same province, was closed in March due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID 19.
The decision was announced by the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration on Tuesday.
“Ever since the spread of the virus, trucks carrying pharmaceuticals and health products could enter the country through Sari Su. But now other goods can undertake transshipment from this checkpoint. Yet, up until now, no decision has been made for resuming truck commutes from Bazargan border,” Rouhollah Latifi was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.
The official noted that for now, only 15 trucks can enter the border daily, which is “a step forward under the circumstances”.
Sari Su and Bazargan border crossings are one kilometer apart, both located in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan’s Maku County.
Earlier, Latifi said trade with Turkey is underway via the railroad border of Razi in West Azarbaijan Province.