Head of Iran`s Ardabil Province Akbar Behnamju has expressed confidence that Ardabil Free Trade Zone will contribute to the expansion of economic cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan. It will increase social welfare of both countries` border districts, he noted.
Behnamju said the Iranian government and parliament accepted the Ardabil Free Trade Zone project, and the implementation would begin after it was approved by the Expert Council`s economic and infrastructure committee.
He also pointed out the development of a project aimed at connecting Ardabil with other provinces through railroad. Behnamju revealed plans to link Ardabil with Gazvin-Rasht-Astara(Iran)-Astara(Azerbaijan) railroad.
Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency