23/12 13:07

Kyrgyzstan and Iran express interest in construction of the railway "China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran" - Atambayev

Bishkek, December 23 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan and Iran expressed interest in the joint construction of the railway "China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran", President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said following a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, who arrived in Kyrgyzstan for to-day official visit.

The Kyrgyz President said that that this will be one of the questions that he intends to raise during his visit to Uzbekistan on 24 December.

Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that he supports the idea. "We are convinced that in the interests of both countries and the region it will be an important and defining step that will affect the cultural and political aspects. It would also go out to the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean," he said.

In addition, the Iranian president said that they are also interested in the construction of hydropower plants in Kyrgyzstan, platinum, roads, as well as cooperation in the field of pharmaceuticals and advanced technologies.



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