Russian President Vladimir Putin, together with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, takes part in the ceremony of signing an agreement on the construction of the Rasht-Astara railway via video link on Wednesday, APA reports citing Kremlin Press Service.
Noted that this section is part of the "North-South" international transport corridor and will connect the Baltic ports of Russia with the ports of Iran in the Persian Gulf.
Russian Railways will participate in the construction.
Russia is represented by Transport Minister Vitaly Saveliev, who will sign the agreement, while Iran is represented by Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mehrdad Bazrpash.
Ebrahim Raisi underlined that this is a very important agreement for Iran.