Oct 9, 2021, 12:36 PM
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Revival of ITI corridor, Pakistani trucks reach Turkey via Iran

Islamabad, IRNA -- A major development towards revival of Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) corridor took place as trucks of a big Pakistani logistic company reached Turkey through Islamic Republic of Iran.  

According to Pakistani premier news agency APP, two National Logistics Company (NLC) trucks carrying goods from Pakistan arrived in Turkey, via Iran, under the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) convention.

The NLC trucks departed from Karachi on September 28 and reached Istanbul on October 7 covering a distance of 5300 kilometers.

Senior officials of the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Ministry of Trade, Chamber of Commerce & Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), International Road Transport Union (IRU), ECO Secretariat, General Director at Iran Transport Ministry, NLC, members and representatives of the Turkish private sector related to transport, and Pakistan Ambassador to Turkey, Muhammad Syrus Qazi accompanied by representatives of Pakistan Embassy and Consulate General participated in the ceremony held on the occasion.

Javed Hedayati, the general director of Iran Transport Ministry, in his remarks emphasized Iran’s full commitment to supporting the project, adding that it's a good sample for doing with other neighbors and regional collaboration.

All participants hailed the development as a vital step in promoting connectivity and enhancing trade among the regional states.

Reviving the Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI-ECO) road transport corridor will generate revenue, boost trade, and increase economic cooperation among the ECO member states.

After this initial successful run, the NLC intends to increase and regularize transport of goods between Pakistan and regional countries.

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