Iran, China underline boost of transportation cooperation

Iran, China underline boost of transportation cooperation

Beijing, Nov 14, IRNA – Visiting Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhundi and the China's Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng in a meeting on Monday underlined promotion of mutual cooperation.

Akhundi and Xiaopeng underlined enhancement of relations in fields of rail and road transportation and the infrastructure.

The Iranian road minister referred to China cooperation with Iran in electrification of the Tehran-Mashhad railway and construction of Tehran-Qom-Isfahan High Speed Rail and called for revival of modern Silk Road.

He urged the Chinese side to help finance and execute the projects and invited them to attend the tender for development of the third phase of Shaheed Rajaei Port and Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran.

Iran and China can get connected through rail and sea ways, the official said.

During the meeting, Xiaopeng for his part referred to Iran-China historical relations through the Silk Road and called for development of all out ties between the two countries.

The official encouraged execution of mutual contracts inked between Tehran and Beijing particularly the cooperation documents signed for boost of transportation between the two states.

Akhundi is in China to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the field of transportation. Heading a delegation, Akhundi arrived in Beijing on Sunday evening.

Akhundi will meet his Chinese counterpart, China's deputy prime minister as well as the top officials of Exim Bank of China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) during his four-day stay in the country.

He will also meet with Iranian traders residing in China on Tuesday. Akhundi will also pay a visit to Shanghai transportation infrastructure.




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