The Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Road Transport Corridor has become operational, and the first consignment of commercial cargo was delivered in Turkey on October 7. The cargo trucks had left Karachi last month on September 27 for Istanbul and finished the 5,300-km trip on October 7. To celebrate the operational launch of the corridor project between the two nations, the Turkish Trade Ministry hosted a welcome ceremony.
The ceremony was attended by officials from the three states. Among the guests were Pakistan’s envoy to Turkey, senior Iranian officials, and officials from the Economic Cooperation Organization. The Turkish Chamber of Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) and representatives from the International Road Union (IRU) were also present at a ceremony.