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Armen Mirzoyan

Baku, Tehran to Build Railway to Nakhijevan Via Iran

Azerbaijan and Iran have struck a deal to construct a railway that will connect Azerbaijan proper to its Nakhijevan enclave via Iran.

The Azertac state news agency reports the deal was signed at a Baku meeting yesterday between the Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafaev and Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran Mehrdad Bazrpa.

Details of the document were not provided.

Yesterday, Mustafayev and Bazrpash attended the foundation laying ceremony of an automobile bridge and border-customs infrastructures between Azerbaijan and Iran in the Aghbend community of Azerbaijan’s Zangilan district.

Azertac writes the facilities are designed to increase transit cargo through the territory of these two countries and will facilitate the exit to Nakhichevan.  

According to the Deputy Head of the Government of Azerbaijan, work is scheduled for completion within a year.

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