Tajikistan – Afghanistan – Iran railway to be discussed in Kabul

The project is to be discussed in Kabul next week, according to the first deputy head of the Tajik Railways, quoted in a story from Asia-Plus. There is currently no rail link between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

Construction of railroad linking Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Iran to be discussed in Kabul next week
Author: Daler Ghufronov

DUSHANBE, July 15, 2008, Asia-Plus — Issues related to construction of a railway that will link Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Iran will be discussed at a meeting of officials of the three countries that is expected to take part in Kabul next week, Vladimir Sobkalov, the first deputy head of the Tajik Railways, announced at press conference in Dushanbe on July 14.

Sobkalov noted that a joint communiqué pledging tripartite cooperation in the energy and transport sectors was signed by foreign ministers of Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Iran in Dushanbe last March. A railway link connecting Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Iran is part of the project for construction of Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran highway.

The Tajik side has already prepared its proposals on the construction of the mentioned railroad, the Tajik Railways official said.

We will recall that the trilateral summit that is scheduled to take part in Dushanbe next month on sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will consider this issue.

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