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    Iranian FM Positively Assesses Decisions on North-South Transport Corridor

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    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Friday that decisions on developing the North-South Transport Corridor, made during the trilateral meeting of Iranian, Azerbaijani and Russian leaders in Baku, were positive.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On August 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian and Azerbaijani counterparts, Hassan Rouhani and Ilham Aliyev respectively, held a meeting in Baku. The presidents of the three countries managed to discuss a wide range of international issues, as well as certain issues of regional cooperation.

    "I would like to say that the very good decisions on developing transit and the international North-South Transport Corridor were made during meetings between our presidents in both bilateral and trilateral formats in Baku," Zarif said during the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    He also expressed hope that the reached agreements would be implemented.

    The North-South Transport Corridor project aims to reduce the costs and the time of ship, rail and road deliveries to and from Russia, India, Iran, Azerbaijan and other countries located along the route.

    Rouhani proposed to hold the next trilateral meeting in Iran. Transport, energy and foreign ministers of the three countries are expected to hold a meeting in Tehran as part of the preparations for the event.


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