Zahedan, Quetta sign trade MOU
The first joint border trade committee between Iran and Pakistan signed an MOU by the provincial directors of the commerce organizations of Iran's Sistan-Baluchestan and Pakistan's Quetta customs offices.
The Mehr News Agency quoted the director of the commerce organization of Sistan-Baluchestan Province as saying that in the two-day conference between the two sides the public and private sectors discussed various subjects including railway transportation, transit of goods, trade and customs.
Iraj Hasanpour said that according to the MOU both countries will send trade and investment delegations to one another and hold permanent joint specialized exhibitions.
Other agreements included building large warehouses for goods in the customs offices of the two countries and increasing railway transportation, he said.
The Iranian official said quarantine quarters for the Pakistani side across from the Iranian side will be built and a waterway will be established between Chahbahar Port in Iran and Gwadar Port in Pakistan.
The Pakistanis also agreed to facilitate the transit of Iranian goods through Pakistan to India, he noted.