Russia Interested in Building Jordan’s Railway Network

Documents prepared by Russian Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev for a plenary meeting of the Russian-Jordanian reveal Russia is interested in constructing railways in Jordan, reports.

The intergovernmental commission for the development of trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries met on Thursday in Jordan.

“Our country is interested in the joint development of a national railway network in Jordan,” the documents said. Patrushev noted that Russian enterprises have significant experience both in the field of construction and management of railway infrastructure and in manufacturing equipment.

The Russian delegation, which participated in the work of the intergovernmental commission, included representatives of federal ministries and departments, as well as the diplomatic corps, business circles, and leading commercial organizations. At the intergovernmental commission, the parties discussed bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, civil aviation, and railway transport, as well as agriculture.

At the previous meeting of the commission in 2018, it was noted that Russian Railways are ready to take part in infrastructure projects in Jordan, namely to develop the Middle Eastern country’s national railway network.

Foreign projects in the field of railway construction are being implemented by the state-run firm’s subsidiary, Russian Railways International. The company cooperates with India, Serbia, Slovenia, Iran, and other countries.