The first transit container train, which started July 5 from Russia to India, crossed the border between Turkmenistan and Iran on Tuesday.
The Iranian side solemnly welcomed the Russian train, proudly announcing that the country's transit capacity was a record 20 million tons of goods per year. But Iran does not intend to stop there, so measures will soon be taken to increase the transit capacity to 300 million goods per year.
Turkmenistan is part of the eastern branch of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran rail transit corridor.
The existence of contracts concluded earlier between Russia and Turkmenistan testifies to the continuation of transit deliveries of goods through the above corridor.