After an almost three-year break, the market in Bajgiran on the border of Iran and Turkmenistan has reopened

After a 34-month downtime due to coronavirus restrictions, the Turkmen-Iranian market in Bajgiran on the border of the two countries resumed its work. This was reported on August 28 by the Iranian news agency Mehr.

According to Abolfazl Chamandi, an official from the Bajgiran administration , the market is of great regional importance. Prior to its closure, goods worth more than $4 million were exported to Turkmenistan annually, and goods worth $0.5 million were imported to Iran.

Chamandi noted that the market is important for the industry of the Khorasan-Rezavi province, and also creates jobs for more than 700 people.

The resumption of the work of the border market two weeks ago was discussed in Avaza by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari and Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov.

In addition, the Iranian representative announced the need to reduce duties and open the Parses border crossing in Khorasan province.

Bajgiran is located on the border of the Akhal velayat of Turkmenistan and the Iranian province of Khorasan-Rezavi, 30 km from Ashgabat.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan