Azerbaijan can give a loan to Iran for construction of Rasht-Astara railway section


February 8, Fineko/abc.az. Azerbaijan shows an interest to participation in the project of construction of the Rasht-Astara section, which is an integral part of international transport project North-South.

Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Javad Jahangirzadeh has stated that the question of cooperation in the construction of the railway section will be discussed during the visit of Azerbaijani Railways’ president Javid Gurbanov to Iran (the trip visit should take place soon at the invitation of the Iranian side).

"The purpose of the visit is to discuss Azerbaijan's participation in Iran's infrastructure projects. In particular, in construction of the Rasht-Astara railway section of international transport project North–South," the diplomat said.

He added that Azerbaijan displays an interest in this project and it is ruled out that the matter of crediting the construction by the Azerbaijani side will be raised during the visit.

The ambassador did not name the amount of the possible loan.