A new checkpoint on Armenian-Iranian border to be built


A new checkpoint on Armenian-Iranian border to be built

A new checkpoint is set to be constructed on the Armenian-Iranian border, according to Rustam Badasyan, the head of the State Revenue Committee. 


He made this announcement during discussions on the 2024 draft state budget in the National Assembly on 31 October.

Badasyan noted that the existing Meghri checkpoint will undergo complete demolition, making way for a new facility that will align with international standards. The objective is to facilitate faster, more comfortable, and effective customs control procedures.

To note, on 23 October, Armenia and Iran inked an agreement for the construction of the southern section of the North-South highway, along with the removal of road tolls.

On 31 October, Narek Mkrtchyan, the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs of Armenia, and Seyyed Sowlat Mortazavi, the Minister of Labor, Cooperatives, and Social Welfare of Iran, signed a memorandum of understanding in Tehran. 

This agreement aims to bolster cooperation and labor force exchange between the two nations. The parties also agreed to regularly exchange information about job openings, industry sectors, and the necessary professional qualifications in both countries, as reported by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Armenia.

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