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Iran offers Uzbekistan to establish the supply of Iranian oil

в четверг, 14-ого августа, 2014

Iran offers Uzbekistan to establish the supply of Iranian oil in the amount of up to 1 million tons per year with the use of new transport and communications, told reporters Iran\'s Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Ali Mardan Fard (Ali Mardani Fard), the newspaper "New Age."

"With the appropriate transport infrastructure, we can supply up to 1 million tons of oil for the oil refining industry of Uzbekistan," - said the diplomat.

In early August, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding on the entry into force of the agreement on the establishment of a transport corridor "Central Asia - Persian Gulf" and the agreement on the establishment of the corridor of the Government of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Oman and Qatar signed in April 2011. In 2013, the Qatari side has decided to withdraw from the project.

Part of a transit corridor will pass through the railway linking Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran, and some - by sea from the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas and Chahbahar to ports in Oman.

It is expected that the transport corridor will give a powerful impetus to the economic development of the countries participating in the project, the creation of new jobs, the construction of social and industrial infrastructure to attract large foreign investments.

// arafnews.ru, August 14, 2014 number 1151408