North-South Transport Corridor

Azerbaijan’s participation in INSTC enhances its political status in region

The decision about the implementation of a project of uniting the railways among Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran, voiced by Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak at the 15th meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic and Trade Cooperation between Russia and Iran, is most likely connected with the construction of the Astara-Rasht-Qazvin railway, which is part of the International North–South Transport
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North-South Transport Corridor to become viable with obvious benefits of regional co-op

The importance of the North-South International Transport Corridor must be considered in several directions, including as part of cooperation between Russia and the Central Asian countries, Azerbaijan and Russia, as well as in the Azerbaijan-Russia-Iran format, editor-in-chief of the Day.az news agency, economist Emin Aliyev told Trend News Agency during the Moscow-Baku video conference entitled “North-South Transport Corridor: regional
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Expert: Russia-Azerbaijan-Iran regional partnership testifies their interest in INTC project

The willingness of regional partners, namely Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan, to support the implementation of International North-South Transport Corridor (INTC) project for many years testifies its economic feasibility and geopolitical significance, Director of Russian Economic School, Professor of the Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC) Elshad Mammadov told Trend News Agency during the Moscow-Baku video conference entitled “North-South Transport Corridor: regional integration prospects”.
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Russia calls on Azerbaijan, Iran to solve issue of connecting their railways

The Russian government calls on Azerbaijan and Iran to solve the issue of connecting their railways as soon as possible to increase cargo transportation along the North-South transport corridor, Russian Presidential Aide Igor Levitin said at the round table Strengthening cooperation in the field of transport and transit shipment, held during the 9th Azerbaijan-Russia Interregional Forum in Baku Sept. 27.
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Uzbekistan may join North-South transport corridor

Uzbekistan may take part in the implementation of the international transport corridor project "North-South" (India-Iran-Azerbaijan-Russia-Kazakhstan), which aims to increase the transport and transit potential of the region, the Uzbek media quoted the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Sukhrob Kholmuradov as saying when opening the 11th meeting of the Uzbek-Indian Intergovernmental Commission.
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