“It is important to extend the Qazvin-Rasht railway line to Gilan province. But it is even more important to extend this railway line to the Republic of Azerbaijan”, said President of Iran Hassan Rouhani on his speech at the ceremony of commissioning the Qazvin-Rasht railway line, ONA's Tehran bureau reports.
Hasan Rouhani noted that today is a historic day for Iran, Gilan province and neighboring countries: “We have to thank friendly Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Iraq for the fact that today they are present at this ceremony with us.”
Reporting that an agreement was signed for the construction of the Rasht-Astara railway line, H. Rouhani expressed hope for the early start of this significant project.
“At the trilateral meeting with presidents Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin, we talked about the significance of this railway line and the potential of this route for transportation cargo to Russia. This railway line is of great importance for Europe, the West, southern countries and even Africa”, - H. Rouhani said.