The railroad connecting Iran and Afghanistan was inaugurated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Thursday via videoconference.
“Today marks an unforgettable day in [the two nations’] history,” Rouhani said following the opening ceremony.
The Afghan president hailed the joint railroad as a “vital and historic” project.
“This project is a result of tireless efforts by both countries, despite all restrictions,” he was quoted as saying by Afghan business news portal Wadsam.
In his speech, Ashraf Ghani added that he had hoped to attend the inauguration in person, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, he was unable to do so.