News ID: 269827
Published: 0235 GMT June 06, 2020

IRICA: 150 Iranian trucks enter Turkey after reopening of common border

IRICA: 150 Iranian trucks enter Turkey after reopening of common border

A total number of 150 Iranian trucks entered neighboring Turkey on Friday after the resumption of border trade between the two countries, which was suspended for more than three months due to the coronavirus spread in the region, announced the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).

The IRICA spokesman, Rouhollah Latifi, added this took place on the first day following the reopening of the common border between the two countries on Thursday, Mehr News Agency reported.  

He said the trucks entered Turkey through the three borders of Bazargan, Serow and Razi, all located in northwestern Iran.

Latifi noted that in addition, 35 Turkish trucks, carrying goods, entered the Iranian territory on the same day.

A total number of 54 railroad cars loaded with Iranian products entered Turkey through Razi customs on this day, he said, adding, “Turkey also sent 26 freight cars carrying goods and commodities to the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

In the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, Turkey closed its land border to Iranian trucks as of February 22. The border closure continued for over three months.


French medical cargo


In addition, Director General of Bazargan Customs Administration Sadeq Namdar said on Friday that the first medical cargo from France arrived in Iran after the reopening of Bazargan border, according to Mehr News Agency.

He added the consignment comprises 7,300 kilograms of antiserum valued at €618,981, which is on its way to Tehran.

“Previously, due to the closure of Bazargan border, 19 medical cargos had entered the country through the Sarisu market in proximity to the border.”

Bazargan border is the only international border between Iran and Turkey which is open round the clock.


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