Russia to Export Coal to India via Iran's Railways

Russia has announced plans to export coal to India through Iran's railways, a move that was discussed at the BRICS transport ministers' meeting on Saturday.

Iran (IMNA) - The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 27th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

According to Russia, it will utilize the International North-South Corridor to export coal to India. Igor Levitin, Russia's presidential aide, stated that the first coal-carrying wagons will be sent to India after passing through Iran and Bandar Abbas.

The International North-South Corridor was highlighted by Mehrdad Bazrpash, the Minister of Roads and Urban Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as a means to enhance synergy among BRICS member states in the field of transportation and transit. Ambassador Kazem Jalali of Iran to Russia also represented Iran in the meeting.

This development is expected to boost economic cooperation among the BRICS nations, which include Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

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