Iran calls for creation of technical engineering consortia with CIS members
TEHRAN – Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister Rostam Qasemi met on Tuesday in Tehran with Director of the Intergovernmental Road Management Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Buri Karimov, to discuss the expansion of transport links between CIS members.
At the meeting, Karimov invited Iranian companies to participate in transport projects of CIS member countries and Qasemi called for the creation of consortia composed of technical engineering companies from CIS states to collaborate on such projects. , IRNA reported.
The exchange of capacities and capacities of CIS members in the field of transport and transit was also highlighted during the talks.
Karimov arrived in Tehran on Monday, aiming to hold talks with senior Iranian officials to explore ways to expand ties between CIS countries and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Upon arrival, he met with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy, Mahdi Safari, and reviewed transport and transit links between Iran and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Safari and Karimov discussed the different dimensions of multifaceted cooperation in economy and transportation.
During this meeting, Karimov highlighted the potential of the CIS Intergovernmental Road Management Council and stressed the need for experience exchange between member companies and their Iranian counterparts.
The Commonwealth of Independent States, also known as the CIS, was formed in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union and includes Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
The development of economic relations with CIS member countries has been one of Iran’s main priorities in recent years, and cooperation in the field of transport and transit with these countries, especially after recent geopolitical developments , has become more important for both parties.