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The EAEU will begin deliveries via the Eurasian Agroexpress to India, Iran, the UAE and Turkmenistan

04.02.2023 ТАСС 74 просмотров

Pilot shipments to Iran and India have confirmed the attractiveness of the destination, said the EEC Trade Minister Andrei Slepnev.

Food supplies along the North-South corridor will be expanded to India, Iran, the UAE and Turkmenistan. This was agreed by the heads of the EAEU governments at the meetings of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, the press service of the EEC reported.

"The Heads of government of the EAEU countries supported the proposal of the Eurasian Economic Commission to include in the joint integration project "Eurasian Agroexpress" transportation carried out along the international transport corridor "North -South" in the direction of Turkmenistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of India. The corresponding order of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council was adopted during a meeting held on February 2-3 in Alma-Ata," the press service said.

"Due to the reorientation of a number of transport routes, the demand for the North-South corridor has increased significantly. The pilot shipments to Iran and India made within the framework of the project confirmed the attractiveness of the direction. Our countries here have great potential to expand their transit and export potential," said the EEC Trade Minister Andrey Slepnev.

About the project The Eurasian Agroexpress project is accelerated container rail and multimodal deliveries of agricultural products and food from the EAEU member states to domestic and foreign markets.

The project was launched on February 25, 2022, a total of 525.5 thousand tons of chicken and beef meat, milk powder, fat-and-oil, fruit and vegetable and leguminous products were transported in 2022, of which 282.9 thousand tons of perishable goods.

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