The $1.7 billion intercontinental rail system, which Moscow claims will rival the Suez Canal as a major global trade route, was signed virtually by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi.
The arrangement among Moscow and Tehran will fund the Rasht-Astara rail line set to interface India, Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan and different countries with an ocean course under the Worldwide North-South Vehicle Passageway.”The one of a kind North-South vehicle corridor, of which the Rasht-Astara rail line will turn into a section, will serve to essentially enhance worldwide traffic streams,” Putin said.
The Tehran Times reported that although the Iranian Transport and Urban Development Ministry stated that Russia will invest $1.7 billion in the railway route, it did not specify whether Iran would also contribute to the rail system’s financing. Trade between Iran and Russia is restricted by international sanctions, and both world leaders have advocated for stronger ties as a means of countering Western dominance.
International restrictions may or may not have an impact on the trade route, but some reports have suggested that it may be “sanction-proof.”
“In actuality, this understanding is a significant and key stage toward participation among Tehran and Moscow,” Raisi said concerning the 100-mile-long railroad that will run along the Caspian Ocean.
Putin praised the agreement as a crucial component for connecting Iranian ports in the Gulf and Indian Ocean to those in the Baltic Sea.
In the midst of increasingly strained ties with the West and their allied nations, Moscow and Tehran have entered into a number of agreements and partnerships, the most recent of which was signed on Wednesday.
Iranian vehicle serve Mehrdad Bazrpash supposedly met with the unique emissary to the Russian president Igor Levitin in January to audit the rail route arrangement as well as to examine how to foster Iranian and Russian participation much further – proposing future could likewise be underway.