EghtesadOnline: Turkmenistan closed its land border with Iran’s Sarakhs in Khorasan Razavi Province on Thursday after a short stint of reopening.
According to Mohammad Mehdi Rezaei, director of Sarakhs Border Terminal, the transit bridge on the border of Iran-Turkmenistan opened temporarily for vehicular movement for three days starting Monday after a six-month pandemic closure.
“But only one commercial freight carrier, including four trailers, crossed Iran’s border into the neighboring country,” Rezaei was quoted as saying by IRNA.
As per an agreement reached by the authorities of the two neighboring countries, 10 Iranian trucks were allowed to cross Turkmenistan border on a daily basis and deliver their freight to Turkmen trucks.
Turkmen trucks carry the freight to the final destination and return the empty trailer to Iranian drivers at Sarakhs. Turkmen trucks face no problem in entering Iran.