Oct 23, 2018, 3:02 PM
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Chabahar agreement to improve regional transit: Afghan official

Tehran, Oct 23, IRNA – Improving transit and transportation system in the region is the main goal of implementing Chabahar agreement so that Iran, India and Afghanistan can benefit from the huge economic capacity, a senior Afghan official said on Tuesday.

Afghanistan's Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Emamuddin Mohammad Verimach said the first meeting of drawing the road map for transit cooperation among Iran, India and Afghanistan at the level of deputy minister will bring positive results for the three.

The implementation of Chabahar agreement will bring economic growth and sustainable development in the three countries, he said at the first meeting of coordination committee of Iran-India-Afghanistan transit agreement.

The Afghan government is trying to implement the agreement, as it is expected to contribute to the development of trade and transit among the three countries, the official said.

The trilateral agreement was signed in Tehran in 2016 at the presence of Iran and Afghanistan presidents and India's prime minister. The agreement is aimed to connect Southeast Asia, to Central Asia, Russia, Caucasus, Gulf of Oman and all countries of Indian Ocean to facilitate trade.

Chabahar is a main and the only oceanic port of Iran, located to the far southeast on the Gulf of Oman.

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