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Turkmenistan will join the North-South transport corridor established by Russia, Iran and India, Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rasid Meredow said on Friday.

Meredov made the statement at a Turkmen Foreign Ministry briefing on the results of an international conference at the level of transport ministers of landlocked countries held in the city of Turkmenbashi on the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea on August 15-16.

Meredov noted that Ashkhabad "will continue partnership with the Russian colleagues in the sphere of joint work in railway, automobile, air, sea and other kinds of transport". He especially emphasized that the parties have great potential for cooperation in the framework of the North-South corridor.

"It is quite a certain legally formalized route for the movement of cargo flows in large volumes. The agreement on the international transport corridor "North-South" was signed back in 1998 and came into force in 2000. The founders of this corridor are Russia, Iran and India. Today Turkmenistan has initiated the procedure of joining this agreement", stressed the head of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.

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