Consultations on establishing Persian Gulf-Black Sea corridor

TEHRAN, Feb. 03 (MNA) – The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari has said that negotiations for the conclusion of the "Persian Gulf-Black Sea Corridor Agreement" are underway.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari pointed to consultations on establishing Persian Gulf-Black Sea corridor.

Safari said that negotiations for the conclusion of the "Persian Gulf-Black Sea Corridor Agreement" among Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Bulgaria and Greece are still going on.

The deputy foreign minister added that "The sixth round of talks is scheduled to take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, in Ordibehesht month(between April and May) next year and the text of the agreement will be ready for signing then."

"Informal preparations are underway with the ambassadors of the agreement member states in Tehran and other respective capitals, so that, God willing, we will soon see the emergence of an important transport corridor with various routes to facilitate trade between the countries of the region and the outside world," Safari added.

He underscored that "recently a pilot program for the transfer of shipments from Iran to the Black Sea was implemented in cooperation with the Republic of Azerbaijan and Georgia."

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