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Iran and Pakistan sealed MoU on Zahedan-Quetta train

05/20/16

Iran and Pakistan inked an MoU aiming to develop trade relations via Quetta-Zahedan railroad. In a ceremony in presence of Iranian and Pakistani officials, Director general of Southeast Railways Seyed Mostafa Davoudi, who has travelled to Quetta as the provincial capital of Baluchistan in Pakistan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) over Quetta-Zahedan train which will play on the 750-km railroad once a week. According to the newly-signed MoU, the two sides agreed to launch freight train service between Quetta and Zahedan on a regular basis in order to escalate trade cooperation between Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan and Pakistan’s Balochistan provinces as well as between the two countries.

 

 

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Davoudi stressed that the new railway connection is not restricted to two bordering provinces; rather, it marks a good platform for businessmen from all over the country to run safe and inexpensive transport of products. Freighter train carrying rice from Pakistan had recently left for Iran’s Zahedan while the train will also be capable of transporting fuel from Iran to Pakistan once tankers are available. Quetta is located in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province while Zahedan is the capital of Sistan-Baluchestan province in southeast of Iran.
Source: Mehr News Agency