Discussion on the North-South Project scheduled for St. Petersburg put off

Discussion on the North-South Project scheduled for St. Petersburg put off
# 26 December 2008 08:37 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Rashad Suleymanov- APA-Economics. The meeting of railroad officials from Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia in St. Petersburg on November 25-26 has been postponed.
The officials had to discuss a final draft of the feasibility study and business plan for Astara-Gezvin-Resht rail link in Iran as part of the North-South Project, said Azerbaijan State Railways Company (ADDY).
According to the information, the meeting was postponed because Iranian delegation reported they wouldn’t be able to attend. The meeting has been postponed for three times for Iranian delegation’s absence.
Heads of railways of Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan signed a trilateral memorandum on mutual understanding on March 29 on the conditions for building the Gazvin-Rasht-Astara rail line, which is part of the International North-South Transport Corridor.
Russia, Iran and India launched negotiations on establishment of the North-South Corridor in September, 2000 and final agreement was reached on May 11, 2002. Azerbaijan joined the project in 2005.
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