The Minister of Roads and Urban Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Eslami, and the Minister of Roads, Communications and Advanced Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ramin Gholizadeh, discussed the implementation of some joint transportation projects between the two countries in an online meeting on Monday night.

Iran PressIran News: In this online meeting, the Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran noted that the serious and firm will of the leaders of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan is aimed at expanding friendly and fraternal relations between the two nations and two countries.

"We must work together to strengthen relations between the two countries furthering closer cooperation," he said.

Emphasizing that the increase in cooperation between Tehran and Baku will definitely benefit the two countries, Eslami expressed hope that the two sides will further cooperate in the economic and trade development of the two countries, especially in the field of transportation including the north-south corridor which provides the ground for increasing trade relations between the two countries.

Eslami added: "In line with the will of our leaders, we must strive to strengthen good, brotherly and friendly relations between the people and the government of the two countries of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Iran."

Gholizadeh also expressed confidence that the joint projects of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Iran in various fields will further strengthen relations between the two countries.

At the end of the online meeting, the two sides discussed some remaining issues and details regarding the construction of a bridge over the Astarachay River, the Astara Railway Terminal and the Rasht-Astara Railway. They also decided to prepare for the groundbreaking ceremony of the bridge in the near future, after making the necessary amendments to the draft memorandum of understanding.

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