Iran advances in development of Chabahar Port
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.19/ Trend F.Karimov/
The development of Chabahar Port in southeast of Iran is progressing, the Fars News Agency reported.
Chabahar is among strategic ports of Iran neighboring the Gulf of Oman. It provides access to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia, and will play a key role in the transit of goods.
In July, Afghanistan's Ambassador to Tehran said that the Iranian port city of Chabahar is the best path for the trades between Iran, Afghanistan, and India.
"Afghanistan is negotiating its biggest trade partner, India, to use Iran's Chabahar port's potential for Kabul-New Delhi trades," Nasir Ahmad Noor said.
"Iran and Afghanistan should boost their bilateral trades," he added.
The Afghan Ambassador had previously said on June 13 that once the development plan of Iran's southwestern port city of Chabahar gets finished, the two countries bilateral trade will boost noticeably.
"Kabul currently imports over $5.5 billion worth of goods from Iran," Afghanistan's Ambassador to Tehran said.
"Oil products account for $5.2 billion of the mentioned amount," the IRNA News Agency quoted Nasir Ahmad Noor as saying.