Dec 2, 2017, 7:08 PM
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Pres Rouhani: Chabahar to become Iran's biggest port in future

Zahedan, Dec 2, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the Port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran will turn into the biggest port of the country in the future.

While on his tour of Sistan-Balouchistan Province in southeastern Iran, President Rouhani made the remarks addressing a large gathering of people in the city of Zabol.

'The Port of Chabahar as the only oceanic port of Iran has to link Sistan-Balouchestan province to Central Asia and Afghanistan,' the president said, adding, 'We are happy that the first wheat shipment for Afghanistan has been sent to the country's people via Chabahar Port.'

Rouhani said that the first phase of Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar will be inaugurated on Sunday which will be regarded as a new development for the province.

The capacity of Shahid Beheshti Port is 8.5 million tons which will be continued in the next phases, the president said.

Urging the necessity of supplying Sistan-Balouchestan people with the required water, Rouhani said that water share of Iran's Hirmand Lake has to be supplied by Afghanistan based on the existing agreement between the two countries.

Referring to the ethnic and sectarian diversity in the province, the president said that in fact all the religious sects have their roots in Islam and Quran and all the Iranian ethnics have their roots in their Iranian origin.

'We all take pride in being Iranian and Muslim.'

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