Minister Moskovski: Iran Plans Transport Corridor Through Bulgaria

Business | March 17, 2016, Thursday // 07:47
Bulgaria: Minister Moskovski: Iran Plans Transport Corridor Through Bulgaria Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski. Photo: BGNES

Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski said that Iran has readiness to develop a transport corridor through Bulgaria

Moskovski said this at the transport parliamentary committee on Wednesday, Focus news agency informs.

During his visit to Iran last week, the minister signed protocols for cooperation in the areas of agriculture, energy, transport, tourism and environment. Iran's initiative to construct a transport corridor was also discussed.

Moskovski said that from the moment it had become clear that the sanctions against Iran will be lifted, Tehran began negotiations with several countries on the creation of a transport corridor passing through Bulgaria.

Iranian representatives were interested whether Bulgarian port terminals have adequate infrastructure and capacity for the transportation of goods towards Europe.

According to the minister, Iran has readiness to invest in the construction of a transport corridor and the purchase of sailing vessels for use in the Black Sea.

Moskovski added that the issues will be discussed once again at a working group meeting in Iran on April 18.

During last week's meeting, Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi identified Bulgaria as "Iran's gateway to Europe".

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