Iran, Turkey Plan Marine Transit Talks

A03143092.jpgTurkish maritime officials are due in Tehran for attending the first Iran-Turkey conference on ports and shipping cooperation on September 4-6. The conference will be held with an aim to put into effect an Iran-Turkey agreement on commercial marine transit and to expand mutual transit ties.

Director of Iran’s Ports and Shipping Organization for Transit Affairs, Gholam-Reza Sassani, made the remark, adding a range of issues including the possibility of investment in each other’s ports as well as recognition of marine certificates by the two countries will be discussed at the meeting.

Sassani said the transit of Turkey’s goods to other regional states via Iranian ports and construction of marine fueling stations for Turkish vessels in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman are among other issues that can be raised at the gathering.

Turkish officials are also scheduled to meet Iranian private investors and visit Shahid Rajaei Port in the southern coastal city of Bandar Abbas on the sidelines of the conference.

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