The Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan Railway will open at the end of this year: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that the international North-South corridor railway connecting Central Asian countries and Iran will be opened at the end of this year.
According to the presidential statement, Spiritual evaluated the Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) he attended. Spiritual, he stated that he had bilateral meetings with the leaders of Afghanistan, Russia, China, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and that the negotiations were “very good” and that all the countries in the region were willing to develop relations with Iran in all areas.
Spiritual also gave information about the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway project under construction. "The project will improve the North-South corridor, which is one of the important routes for international trade," said the Iranian President, adding that the ongoing railway will be opened later this year.
The 677-kilometer international North-South corridor connecting the Persian Gulf and Iran to Central Asian countries plays an important role in trade between Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 14th Summit of the Council of Presidents was held in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, after the summit, Tajikistan handed over the rotating presidency to Russia.