Pentalateral meeting on railroad cooperation begins in Tehran

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The Pentalateral meeting on the Central Asia railroad started work here Monday in participation with the regional countries.

Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Turkey have attended the meeting.

The meeting aims to develop the railroad cooperation among the nations in the Central Asia and the Europe.

Developing international transportation in the region and creating the necessary coordianation for the Central Asia countries’ trains to cross from Iran to Turkey and Europe are among the important purposes of today meeting, an official at the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways told IRNA.

Hossein Ashouri said that the Iranian railways can be used as a bridge for making a link between the Central Asia, Turkey and Europe.

Today’s Tehran railroad meeting will make a draft of an agreement on the railroad cooperation between the five participating countries, Ashouri said.

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