Ukraine, Iran to agree on port cooperation
Ukraine and Iran have approved a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between ports to be signed by port authorities of Ukraine and Iran in the near future.
The press service of Ukraine's Infrastructure Ministry said that the agreement was reached during the sixth meeting of the intergovernmental Ukrainian-Iranian joint commission for economic and trade cooperation held on March 9 and March 10.
The sides pointed out mutual interest in developing multimodal transportation between Europe and Asia across Ukraine and Iran. They also discussed the prospects and technical details of further joint work on the organization and development of transportation on the Persian Gulf-Black Sea-Baltic Sea route. Iran handed a draft agreement on development of the Persian Gulf-Black Sea route and invited Ukraine to participate in this transport corridor.
Deputy Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Viktor Dovhan proposed to continue the discussion of the issue with the involvement of representatives of the EU and TRACECA (TRAnsport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia) countries.
Iran also invited Ukrainian enterprises to the implementation of transport infrastructure development and modernization projects in Iran (building of railway infrastructure and supply of passenger rolling stock).