7th Coordination Council Meeting of INSTC and 8th Meeting of Expert...

7th Coordination Council Meeting of INSTC and 8th Meeting of Expert Groups held in Tehran on March 4-5, 2019

7th Coordination Council Meeting of International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and 8th Meeting of Expert Groups

March 4-5, 2019 

The 7th Coordination Council Meeting of INSTC and the 8th Meeting of Expert Groups were held in Tehran on March 4-5, 2019, and attended by representatives from Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Oman, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and India.

The 15-member Indian delegation was led by Shri Bidyut Behari Swain, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce. During the meeting, Additional Secretary emphasized that it was possible to decrease the time and costs of transportation of goods from India to Russia by 40% through the corridor. The INSTC Secretariat decided to form a follow up committee composed of each member representative during the meeting.

Following the event, on March 6, 2019, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani flagged off a train on the Qazvin- Rasht railway line, which is a part of the INSTC.

The Indian delegation in the 7th Coordination Council Meeting of INSTC

Heads of delegations signing the minutes of the meeting

The Indian delegation in the 7th Coordination Council Meeting of INSTC

Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban development, H.E Mr Mohammad Eslami addressing the 7th Coordination Council Meeting of INSTC

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