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Iran likely to reduce road transportation coop with Turkmenistan

Tehran, Head of Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization said Iran and Turkmenistan will probably decrease cooperation in road transportation field

Abdol Hasham Hassan Nia made the remarks Monday in a meeting with Ahmad Qorbanov, Turkmenistan envoy.

He criticized Turkmenistan unilateral attempt to receive tolls from Iran transit fleet in Turkmenistan.

He also stressed decreasing tolls on Iranian transit trucks.

Thanks to 50% increase in tolls, transit and road cooperation will have fall, Hassan Nia said.

He also urged Turkmen envoy to do his best to decrease or remove these tolls.

Due to the fact that Iranian side has not boosted tolls for Turkmen trucks, Turkmenistan is also expected to maintain more cooperation in this case, he added.

Iranian official also called for holding expert meeting between two sides for discussing the problem.

Meanwhile, Qorbanov expressed interests over developing road transportation between Iran and Turkmenistan.

'We welcome good suggestions and economical road transportation choices,' he added.

He also expressed hope for expert meetings to bring about good results.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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