Information published on 24 May 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 186.

Iran and Tajikistan: both countries announce the construction of a railway line towards Afghanistan

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The Foreign Ministers of Iran and Tajikistan attending the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC (Organisation of the Islamic Conference) signed an agreement in Dushanbe last week, for the construction of a railway line linking the two countries via Afghanistan. Iranian Foreign Minister Mottaki said the line is projected to cross the northern provinces of Afghanistan and will link China, Kirghizistan and Afghanistan to Iran and other countries beyond via the Iranian port of Chabahar. (source: Ria Novosti)