German company begins delivery of goods from Europe to Iran through Azerbaijan

German company begins delivery of goods from Europe to Iran through Azerbaijan

Chairman of Azerbaijan Railways Javid Gurbanov has visited Iran to attend a meeting of heads of railways of Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, as well as representatives of “Deutsche Bahn” company, AZERTAC reports.

The meeting discussed prospects of development of the South-West international transportation corridor, and exchanged views over transportation of goods from India and Persian Gulf states to Europe and vice-versa. The parties stressed the importance of the corridor for transportation of goods in this direction.

The sides also exchanged views over participation of the “Deutsche Bahn” company in the transportation through the corridor. The German representatives said that they were interested in use of the corridor. The parties heard technical information about sending a test container train with the participation of the “Deutsche Bahn” company, and adopted a decision on realization of the issue in late November.

On the sidelines of the visit, Mr. Gurbanov met with general director of Iranian Railways Mohsen Pour Seyed Aghaie. The sides exchanged views over the issues of mutual interest.

According to head of the press-service of Azerbaijan Railways Nadir Azmammadov, during this meeting, it was decided that before the end of 2016 German company Deutsche Bahn will launch a test train consisting of 41 containers on the route 'South-West'. He said that the train will be sent from the Romanian port and will arrive in Tehran in eight days.