Iran, China ink transport MoU

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TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (MNA) – An RMTO official, while pointing to Iran’s role in the Silk Road, said a cooperation agreement in the field of transport has been sealed between Iran and China.

Director General of the Transit and Border Terminals Bureau of Iran's Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO) Mohammad Javad Atrchian referred to the holding of Silk Road Conferences saying “the ancient road assumes considerable significance as a route for transit of goods and passengers; moreover, transfer of technology, services, culture as well as regional cooperation through the path has always been emphasized.”

He noted that Iran possesses numerous transit advantages including its unique position in transit corridors as well as the role of free zones in trade development which remain as remarkable aspects at regional and international levels.

Atrchian, while pointing to existing infrastructure in road, rail, sea and air transport of the country, added “during the Silk Road conference, a bilateral cooperation agreement was inked among Chinese and Paki representatives and Iran-China Chamber of Commerce.”

The official noted that Iran has voiced readiness to host the Silk Road summit in the year 2018 while the 2017 edition will be held in Pakistan.

All member countries reaffirmed their role in economic transactions and infrastructure development, said Atrchian concluding “these features have been proposed as suitable means of increasing multilateral and bilateral cooperation between the countries.”

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