UIC Middle East Regional Office

In line with applying the new structure of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and shifting this union from the European to the global dimension, the new structure of UIC was finalized at the 69th General Assembly (7 Dec., 2006, Paris- France), aiming at global and strategic cooperation for the regional railway development. Consequently, the new statute of UIC was ratified in 2009.

For expanding the activities and utilizing the potentials of the regions, the International Union of Railways (UIC) was divided into 6 regions in the global dimension that works under the auspices of the Headquarters of UIC. The UIC Middle East Regional Assembly is one of them, which has officially started its activity 2009. The Turkish State Railways (TCDD) chairs the Regional Assembly, RAI (Iran), and SAR (Saudi Arabia) are as the vices. This Assembly is composed of the railways of Turkey (TCDD), Iran (RAI), Saudi Arabia (SAR), Jordan (ARC), Iraq (IRR), Syria (CFS), Afghanistan (ARA), United Arab Emirates (MoEI), Jordan Hejaz Railways (JHR), TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. from Turkey, Transport General Authority (TGA) from Saudi Arabia, and Isfahan Kafriz Company from Iran.

The UIC M.E. Regional Office is located in Tehran, Headquarters of Iranian Railways.

Agreements between the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Pakistan in the Transport Committee
Several agreements have been made between the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Pakistan in the Transport Committee dated J Read More
Agreements between the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Pakistan in the Transport Committee
Several agreements have been made between the Railways of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Pakistan in the Transport Committee dated Jan 11, 202
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