"The completion of the railroad project, which was inaugurated today, and links Iran with Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, will rise the shares of our countries in the global market in future,” Hassan Rouhani said.
He made the remarks addressing a ceremony to inaugurate the railroad attended by the presidents of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and Nursultan Nazarbayev.
"The railroad connection marks a happy day not only for the three countries but also for regional nations as well as those countries who can use the railroad directly or indirectly,” Rouhani said.
President Rouhani further underlined the importance of connection networks which link the member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and said the move will pave the way for the transfer of energy and oil swaps.
"Therefore" he said "today is a happy day for the regional states and a starting point for closer relations."
He also emphasized that Iran is ready to increase the capacity of the railroad and link it with other countries.
"We will connect the railroad to the Sea of Oman in the coming years,” the Iranian president said.