Ilyumzhinov and Jalali discuss the North-South corridor project

Russian politician Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Iranian Ambassador to the Russian Federation Dr Kazem Jalali discussed the prospects for implementation of the North-South international transport corridor project. The meeting took place yesterday at the Iranian embassy in Moscow and lasted several hours.

“During the conversation, we discussed the possibilities for the implementation of different humanitarian and economic projects, as well as the North-South transport corridor,” Ilyumzhinov told. "Not only Russia and Iran, but also other countries of the Caspian region and Southeast Asia are interested in the practical implementation of such an international transport project."


Ilyumzhinov recalled that initially he and the then Astrakhan governor Guzhvin proposed the idea of ​​the North-South corridor project back in 1998. The project provides for the creation of a transport infrastructure for shipping of goods from Asia to Europe and back through Iranian and Russian ports in the Caspian Sea. It is planned that the Astrakhan port of Olya and the Kalmyk port of Lagan will become part of the North-South transport corridor.