Oct 26, 2021, 6:03 PM
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Iran's Astara, Russia's Astrakhan port called sisters

Moscow, IRNA - The signing ceremony for declaring the port of Iran's Astara and the Russian sea port of Astrakhan as sister ports was held online on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by officials from both sides.

Iran’s Consul General in Russia’s Astrakhan Region Mehdi Akouchian said that Iran and Russia will see an increase in the exchange of goods between these two strategic ports, as well as the development of economic relations between the two states, with this adoption agreement.

He added that "we expect to see the development of exports of goods and transit through these two ports from today, given the shared and special capacities of these two ports and the increase in cooperation".

Pointing to the importance of the increase of goods between these two ports, he noted that the North-South International Corridor will be operational as soon as possible and they will see the export of Iranian goods and transit of goods from India to Russia plus Europe and from Europe to the east through Iran.

Referring to the stable growth in exchanges between Iran and Astrakhan, the Russian official noted that last year there were over three million tons of commodity exchanges between Astrakhan and Iran, which showed an increase of 15 percent compared to the previous year, and all kinds of goods were exchanged from Iran to Russia and Northern Europe.

The Russian official further noted that close cooperation and communication between Iranian and Russian ports in the Caspian Sea and Astrakhan is very important.

He highlighted that Russia is ready to cooperate with Iran to increase the exchange of goods between the two sides.

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