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Envoy Stresses Importance of Iran’s Chabahar Port for Afghanistan

Envoy Stresses Importance of Iran’s Chabahar Port for Afghanistan

TEHRAN - Afghan Ambassador to Tehran Nasir Ahmad Nour underlined that Iran's Chabahar port is of paramount importance for his country's economy.
"The port which is situated in Southeastern Iran is of very vital significance for Afghanistan and regional trade," Ahmad Nour said.
The Afghan ambassador reiterated that since Afghanistan is a landlocked territory, the country is determined to use the railway networks to gain access to international waters.
"That is why Iran's Chabahar port is strategically very important for Afghanistan because the tri-lateral contract signed by Iran, Afghanistan and India will help boost trade exchanges," he added.
Nour said that Afghan products can easily get exported to other countries via Iran’s soil without facing any problem.
In May, Tehran, New Delhi and Afghanistan signed an epoch-making agreement in Tehran to establish a transit and transportation corridor.
The agreement known as Chabahar Trilateral Agreement was signed by the three countries' officials in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tehran.
The trilateral Chabahar agreement will considerably increase making use of Chabahar port that will connect India to Central Asia through Afghanistan and instead will provide Afghanistan's access to India via sea. (FNA)