India, Iran Reaffirm Commitment To Chabahar Port

2022-06-18 11:28:18 Indian Ports News

India and Iran have reaffirmed their commitment to continue their cooperation on the development of the Chabahar Port as a transit hub for the region including Central Asia and said delegates from the two counties will meet soon to address operational aspects of the key port.

Both sides reviewed the progress made at the Shahid Beheshti terminal, Chabahar port in Iran.

For India, the Chabahar Port is a much-needed project for sea-access to landlocked Afghanistan and Central Asian region. The port has also emerged as a commercial transit hub for the region. It is a more economical and stable route for landlocked countries of the region to reach India and the global market.

This commitment to continuing cooperation on the Chabahar Port was made during Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian’s visit to India starting Wednesday. This is the first official visit of Abdollahian to New Delhi, since he assumed office in August 2021.

New Delhi and Tehran have also agreed to “precipitate” investment in the Chabahar Port which is being developed with the help of India, the visiting minister said.

Iranian minister also said Chabahar Port is a very reliable infrastructure asset and added that it is already functional with help from Indian investment.

During delegation-level talks Jaishankar appreciated the role of Iran in facilitating India’s medical assistance to Afghanistan, including supply of COVID-19 vaccines to Afghan nationals residing in Iran.

The Ministers also discussed international and regional issues.

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