Sep 12, 2000, 12:01 AM
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corridor North-South on accord sign India Russia, Iran, Transportation and Roads of Minister Iranian -- IRNA 12, Sept Moscow, Indian and Frank .O Sergei counterpart Russian his Hojjati, Mahmoud on Petersburg .St in Singh Rajendra Shiri Minister Transport .Corridor Transport North-South form to accord an signed Tuesday of presence the in ministers three the by signed was accord The .Kasyanov Mikhail Minister Prime Russian Russia to access have to India for way the pave will accord The hence and Sea Caspian the and roads Iranian Gulf, Persian the through .Europe to corridor the that ceremony signing after reporters told Kasyanov the that adding states regional and Russia for significant very is to states regional other and Iran and India enable will accord than faster times three Canal Suez through Europe to goods transport .before develop to serve would accord the said minister prime Russian The .states signatory the between links transport from cost transportation cut considerably will corridor The .Europe northern to Ocean Indian the and Gulf Persian the while days 23 take will Finland to India from goods of Transport .cost higher a with days 35-40 takes Canal Suez through transport and Estonia Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Bangladesh, the of use making in interested are states regional other several and networks railway the develop to serve also will which corridor new .Sea Caspian the and Gulf Persian the in lines shipping the in part taking are countries 30 from companies transport 120 Saint in opened which Transport on Conference International three for work will conference The .Tuesday on Russia Petersburg, .days SS/AH/RR End