Iran, Georgia plan to create alternative land transport routes
BAKOU, Azerbaijan, November 23
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
It is important to improve the roads between Iran and Georgia to facilitate the movement of trucks and use the opportunities for appropriate cooperation, said Javad Hedayati, director general of the Department of Transit and International Affairs of the Iranian Organization of Iran. road and transport maintenance (RMTO), citing the Iranian Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
He made the remark during the 10th meeting of the Joint Committee on Road Transport between Iran and Georgia in Tbilisi. The meeting was organized by the Georgian Land Transport Agency and brought together representatives of transport companies from both countries.
“Entry of vehicles from the two countries into the territory of the other, removal of existing barriers at border checkpoints, acceleration of the process of preparing and signing a memorandum of understanding on the Persian Gulf-Black Sea route, modalities Joint use of the two countries’ ports, reducing the time and cost of trucks crossing the two countries and other issues are the focus of concern, âHedayati said.
According to him, Iran supports the development of bilateral relations with Georgia in the field of freight and passenger transport, restoration and development of regional transit and support for accession to international transport conventions.
He noted that after the relevant meeting with the Azerbaijani side on roads and transport in Baku, it was important to hold this meeting to develop plans. Considering the importance of strengthening regional transit, the Iranian side considers that the opportunities for multilateral transit are important.
Hedayati also stressed that Iran considers it important to simplify the passage of trucks from the sides of each other’s territory with less cost and time, to create an alternative to traditional routes.
According to some sources, it was decided to take immediate measures to resolve the existing problems and simplify the passage of trucks.
As head of the Iranian delegation, Hedayati also got acquainted with the ports of Poti and Batumi, the Georgian-Turkish border post, the process of transport and transshipment of goods.
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