Monday, 06 June 2011
Hamsayeh.Net – Iran and Armenia have signed an agreement to link their railway systems by constructing a 460 km long route between the two historic neighbors.
Landlocked Armenian Republic will have direct access to the Persian Gulf sea routes as well as untapped southern Persian Gulf markets for transportation of manufactured goods and passengers and Iran will also have access to Northern Caucasus region.
The agreement signed between the officials of Iran and Armenia would make preparations for construction of a 460 km railway connecting the two systems.
The Republic of Armenia — enjoying one of the highest levels of human development factors in the world — has many attractions and a favorite destination for thousands of Iranian tourists visiting the ancient country.
Armenia’s Ambassador to Iran Grigor Arakelyan told reporters that construction of the joint railway system would greatly boost ties between the two neighboring countries. Arakelyan also said the Iranian President’s visit to Armenia will further strengthen mutual cooperation.
Iran is due to construct a 60 km line from Jolfa – a town in northern Azerbaijan Province – to its border with Armenia, while Yerevan will undertake the construction of a 400 km long line inside to its border with Iran.