September 30, 2020
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منطقه آزاد تجاری صنعتی انزلی
Signing Additional Agreement for Development and Management of Working Group for North-South Corridor

During official visit of Dr. Mohammad vali Roozbehan, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of the Organization along with his accompanying delegation to Astrakhan, Russian and his meeting with officials of this important Russian republic, which plays a central role in the two countries' exchanges additional agreement was signed for the establishment of the north-south international transport corridor management and development working group.


This additional agreement was signed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of the Organization and Managing Director of Lotus Astrakhan Special Economic Zone in order to implement the previous two-region agreement.


According to this additional agreement, the north-south international transport corridor management and development working group established among  organization and the institutions of countries' which are in  path of this corridor from Hamburg to India , Anzali Free zone  and Special Economic Zones of lotus by establishing this working group  play a central role in the exchange of goods in the Corridor, Managers from both sides are responsible for development of freight transport along the route and special tariffs will be applied  along this transit routes between Mumbai , Chabahar, Caspian port, Astrakhan and St. Petersburg.


During this ceremony Dr. Roozbehan pointed out  to firm  determination of presidents of two countries to develop relations between them emphasized that we are partners in the interests of trade and transit in the Caspian Sea so we must work together to reduce the time and cost of freight transit in order to make the North South Corridor operational, for this reason formation  joint working group to realize this program is a good way to develop economic cooperation, especially relying on the capabilities of the private sector.


He said that the North-South Corridor as a long-term investment will play an important role in the development of trade between the two countries this will have a bright future.


Sergei Milushkin also appreciated from efforts of Anzali Free Zone Organization to activate the North-South Corridor and enhance the interaction between two countries by stating his organization agenda for building a container ship and build a new port in the area, setting minimum tariffs for commodity exchanges and resolving some insurance problems will play an important role in increasing the private sector's willingness to use this trade route.


According to this report coincidence with signing this additional agreement first test container arrived to Astrakhan Port from the Anzali Free Zone through Nostrac corridor.


It should be mention that this meeting was attended by the members of the Board of Directors and deputies of Caspian port complex, and Development Affairs of the Organization,   the member of the Iran-Russia Joint Chamber along with Lotus Special Economic Zone managers and Astrakhan officials.


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