Pak­istan, Iran, Turkey to Launch Tran­sit Cor­ri­dor

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TEHRAN (MNA) – Ira­nian Min­is­ter of Roads and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Ab­bas Akhundi said that tran­sit line and re­gional freight cor­ri­dor will be launched be­tween Iran, Pak­istan and Turkey.

The min­is­ter said that ex­pand­ing and de­vel­op­ing all-out re­la­tion­ship with neigh­bors has been strictly em­pha­sized by Pres­i­dent Rouhani.

He ex­pounded on the re­la­tions and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Iran and Pak­istan in var­i­ous fields and added, “Since the two coun­tries have es­tab­lished fair re­la­tion­ship in the fields of land, air, sea and rail, re­spon­si­ble of­fi­cials of the two coun­tries are in­ter­ested in ex­pand­ing and de­vel­op­ing mu­tual ties in these fields.”

With the co­or­di­na­tion made in this re­gard, Iran, Pak­istan and Turkey de­cided to launch a tri­lat­eral tran­sit line, Akhundi main­tained.

Else­where in his re­marks, he added, “Pak­istan is home to good air­ports in the cities of La­hore, Quetta and Is­lam­abad and there is a plenty of ca­pac­ity and po­ten­tial for the de­par­ture of Pak­istan’s re­li­gious and cul­tural tourists to the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran.”

More­over, it was agreed that re­gional flight should be re­sumed be­tween the two coun­tries of Iran and Pak­istan, so that Pak­istani pas­sen­gers can de­part their coun­try to Chaba­har, Za­hedan, Iran­shahr and Zabol, the roads min­is­ter em­pha­sized.

He fur­ther re­ferred to the ren­o­va­tion of rail line be­tween the two coun­tries and said, “The two sides agreed to ren­o­vate rail line in or­der to re­vi­tal­ize Za­hedan’s pas­sen­ger line to Quetta and im­prove the qual­ity of rail­road for the ex­pan­sion of tran­sit of goods via rail route.” Of the other salient achieve­ments of his trip to Pak­istan, Min­is­ter of Roads and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Akhundi said, “ex­pand­ing co­op­er­a­tion in the field of ren­o­va­tion of city’s old struc­ture, in­crease of mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion in tourism and cul­tural fields and ex­change of in­for­ma­tion be­tween pro­fes­sors and stu­dents of the two coun­tries were em­pha­sized.”

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