Transport and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, "Turkey is the gateway to Europe for Iran; Iran is also the gateway to Asia, especially Central Asia to Turkey. For this purpose, our delegations also decided to negotiate new transportation routes and sign a Combined Transport Agreement. " said.
Turhan minister in Iran's capital Tehran to hold official talks, Iran's Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad and Islamic Turkey-Iran Joint Commission 8. Transportation (ICRC) participated in the meeting.
Minister Turhan, here in his speech, Iran and Turkey, 560 kilometers have a common border, stating that the two countries have deep historical and cultural ties, the relations between Tehran and Ankara, established bilateral and voiced regional mechanisms within the framework of every day more evolved .
The two peoples of dialogue and multifaceted cooperation between cultures in Turhan noted that serve the interests of, in their talks with the Islamic common will to improve the business associations, 4 months ago Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's President Recep and realized Turkey and Iran in Ankara Spiritual presidency Iranian President Hassan High In the framework of the 5th Meeting of the Level Cooperation Council, he once again emphasized that he was emphasized.
Turhan reminded that the presidents of the two countries had instructed the relevant ministers to develop cooperation in all areas, and stated that they were in Tehran to take the necessary steps on mutually necessary issues.
Transportation is the most comprehensive platform to discuss the transport relations between Turkey and Iran that it has become a tradition of the Joint Commission Meeting and Turhan pointed out that they perform today 8th, voiced provide a significant contribution to the transport relations between the countries of these meetings.
Turhan emphasized that important decisions have been taken in the interests of the countries through the negotiations of the Highway, Combined Transport, Railway Transport, Sea Transportation and Civil Aviation Working Groups and said:
“In the Road and Combined Transport working group, it was agreed to further develop road transport in line with the commercial objectives between the two countries. The problems experienced for this were handled thoroughly and solutions were offered. ”
Turhan, the next meeting of the Joint Committee on Road Transport decided to perform in Turkey and said he believed many important issues will be resolved with this meeting.
"Turkey is the gateway to Europe for Iran"
New transport corridors for the transport of both developed countries and Turhan highlighted that important in terms of trade, "Turkey is the gateway to Europe for Iran; Iran is also the gateway to Asia, especially Central Asia to Turkey. For this purpose, our delegations negotiated new transport routes and decided to sign a Combined Transport Agreement. This decision is very important. In addition, the political developments in our region directly affect the transportation. ” he spoke.
Turhan said that the working group set up for the railway transportation has made important decisions and added:
“Sustainability is very important in railway freight and passenger traffic between our countries. Trustees Our removal annual one million tons of rail transport between the two countries and obstacles in the rail transport field and to eliminate the problems, has remained one month in Turkey in the transport organizer and cargo owners to agree on a meeting made matters with the participation of the company. "
“Tehran-Ankara” and “Tehran-Tabriz-Van” train services will start again
Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, between Kazakhstan and Turkey Railway Administrations, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) relating to the movement of the carriage the borders of Turkey, prepared by Iran Railways Six Sided Memorandum of Understanding also sharing information come together in 2 months for finalization of the draft Turhan Stated that they agreed to restart Tehran-Ankara and Teheran-Tebriz-Van train services in the context of the completion of the construction activities on the Tatvan-Ankara railway line.
Turhan stated that they will hold a preliminary meeting on the re-launch of these trains in Tehran on 14-15 May 2019.
“Our cooperation efforts in the maritime sector will also serve our region”
In the working group set up for sea transport in the important decisions that laid the signature voicing Turhan, Turkey and Iran 4. He said they had agreed to the Maritime Joint Committee Meeting to be done in the second half of this year.
Reminding that the two friendly countries have not only local but also regional and global ports, Turhan said, “Our cooperation efforts in the field of maritime will serve not only our mutual interests but also our region. Iran operates as a Search and Rescue Contact Point (SPOC) affiliated to the Turkish Mission Control Center (TRMCC) as part of the COSPAS-SARSAT system, the International Satellite Assisted Search and Rescue System. Negotiations have also been decided to start in order to sign the related agreement. ” He spoke in the form.
Stating that they attach great importance to the civil aviation relations between the two countries, Turhan said, “I find it beneficial for the parties to come together to further develop their flight rights between the two countries. I am sure that both Turkish and Iranian officials will make every effort to satisfy mutual demands. In this process, of course, the current political and economic conjuncture will also be taken into account. ” found the assessment.
Turhan pointed out that a difficult period in the world and the region was passed, said:
"Turkey and Iran will take place between troops of every business, every step to be taken, I believe that our region will contribute significant prosperity and tranquility. These and similar meetings are of great importance in terms of preparing the ground for the cooperation environment that I have underlined. Hopefully, such meetings to take common sincere steps continue and important decisions are taken, which ultimately take the common interest of the parties into consideration. Increasing railway freight and passenger volume on a solid legal basis will undoubtedly contribute greatly to sustainable, cost-effective, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation among our countries. ”
Turhan completed his words by wishing mercy to those who lost their lives in the flood disaster in Iran, and urgently healing the wounded.