TEHRAN – With deep historical roots, Iran and Azerbaijan have sought the expansion of economic, commercial, scientific and cultural ties over the past two decades and the presidents of the two countries have encouraged the governments to forge closer ties. narrow.
In this regard, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in November 2021, on the sidelines of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit in Ashgabat, to open a new page in relations between the two countries.
During this meeting, the presidents discussed various issues, including the development of the North-South and Zangezur corridors.
Following the mentioned meeting, on March 11, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Azerbaijan and Iran on the establishment of new lines of communication between Zangezur in the province of East Azerbaijan in Iran and the Republic of Nakhichevan.
Based on the mentioned MoU, four bridges, two asphalt roads and two railway lines as well as communication and energy infrastructure will be built on the mentioned path.
Iran and Azerbaijan share 765 kilometers of land border, which helps to deepen relations. In this sense, cooperation in transport between the two countries can serve as an example for other countries in the region.