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News number: 8805310783

13:46 | 2009-08-22

Economy

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Iran May Buy Latest Version of Russian Superjets

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is mulling over the possibility for purchasing a considerable number of the latest version of Russian made Superjets, Russia's Transport Ministry announced on Friday.



After a meeting between Russia's Transport Minister Igor Levitin and Iran's Minister of Road and Transportation Hamid Behbahani, Russian news agency Ria Novosti reported that Tehran considers the purchase of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircrafts from Moscow.

During the meeting, the two ministers reviewed different aspects of boosting ties between the two nations, the report added.

In a MAKS 2009 air show in the Moscow-area Zhukowski, the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company said it is to prepare the first series of the aircrafts, Sukhoi Superjet 100, for international markets by the end of the year 2009.

Meantime, the ministers highlighted the importance of the North-South International Transportation Corridor, and agreed to attract cargos from India and other southeastern Asian countries.

Staring from the Indian Sea region, the 'North-South' corridor passes Bandar Abbas port in southern Iran and stretches towards the northern Iranian ports in the Caspian Sea and will connect Northern Europe, Scandinavia and Russia to the Persian Gulf, the Indian Sea, and south-eastern Asia.