Iran, Russia after accelerating INSTC development

Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister Mehrdad Bazrpash, in a meeting with the Russian president’s special envoy, Igor Levitin, reviewed the progress in railway cooperation between the two countries and stressed accelerating the development of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC).

Bazrpash and Levitin also talked on Iran’s railway projects that Russia is already participating in and explored ways of developing cooperation even further, IRNA reported.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Roads and Urban Development Minister Shahriar Afandizadeh and Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Seyyed Miad Salehi.

Iran and Russia have been cooperating in various transportation projects as both countries are taking serious steps for neutralizing the impacts of the US sanctions.

The INSTC has been the main focus of the collaboration between Tehran and Moscow and the Russian side has been proposing to fund various railway projects along the route.