Positive developments ahead for Iran-Azerbaijan transportation
Baku, July 31, IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pakaeen said positive developments are awaiting Iran and Azerbaijan in transportation sectors.
According to IRNA,He said Iranian transportation companies are exempted from paying tolls on Azeri roads for three years based on Azerbaijan's new tax regulations.
According to the ambassador, so far, the Iranian trucks used to pay the highest rate of tolls namely 320 US dollars in Azerbaijan but the new exemption rule will add to the lure of transit of goods to Russia via Iran and Azerbaijan.
Pakaeen added a railway connection is also to be launched this fall carrying passengers from Nakhichevan in Azerbaijan to the holy city of Mashad in eastern Iran and vice versa.
The diplomat further expressed satisfaction over the regular flights launched by ATA Airlines from Tehran to Baku and Tabriz.
He said this would help promote tourism between the two nations.
Pakaeen added other air links to connect Mashad to Baku and Shiraz to Baku will be launched in fall.
ATA Airlines is an Iranian airline based in Tabriz International Airport in the city of Tabriz, capital of Iran's East Azarbaijan province.
The Iranian ambassador said that Tehran and Baku have also agreed to make a joint venture for building a railway which will connect Iran's northern provincial capital city of Rasht to Astara to facilitate export of goods to Azerbaijan