Iran will open new sea voyage for the transportation of passengers on the route between the port of Astara located in the province of Gilan and Baku International Sea Trade Port, Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak Ayin said at the meeting with Iranian companies during the International Building Exhibition in Baku, Embassy spokesman Mohammad Ayatullahi told Trend on Saturday.
He noted that, the commissioning of Qazvin-Rasht-Astara railway and sea voyage Astara (Iran) - Baku-Astara (Iran) will significantly accelerate the development of trade relations between the two countries.
Pak Ayin also noted that discussions over the expansion of relations were held in the frame of the exhibition and expressed hope that the agreements will be signed as a result of these discussions.
Previously, the two countries also held talks about full scale passenger transportation between the Azerbaijani and Iranian ports - Baku and Anzali.
Passenger transportation between the ports of Baku and Anzali worked for many years, and its activities were suspended since 1998. Agreement between the state structures has already been reached about the restoration of it activity.
It is planned to carry out transportation from Baku to other ports of Iran - Amirabad and Nowshahr in the future.