📩 07/10/2023 11:17
Azerbaijan and Iran agreed to build a railway that will connect Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic to the main territory of Azerbaijan via Iran, bypassing Armenia.
In the statement made by the Azerbaijani Council of Ministers, it was reported that Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister Şahin Mustafayev and Iranian Minister of Roads and Urbanization Mehrdad Bezrpaş met in Baku and signed a protocol of intent regarding the railway project.
In the statement, it was noted that current issues regarding transportation and communication between Azerbaijan and Iran and the use of energy and water resources were discussed during the meeting.
After the meeting, Mustafayev and Bezrpaş signed the "Protocol of Intent on the construction of a new railway line and railway bridges between the Eastern Zangezur Economic Zone of Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic passing through the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran."
Mustafayev and Bezrpaş laid the foundations of the road bridge and border crossing infrastructure in Azerbaijan's Zengilan province, which will connect the country to Nakhchivan via Iran.
The project will connect Azerbaijan's Eastern Zangezur Economic Zone to Nakhchivan. The railway line will be approximately 100 kilometers long and its construction is expected to take 5 years.