Afghanistan keen to implement Chabahar agreement with Iran, India
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The development of regional transit system between Afghanistan, Iran and India through implementation of Chabahar agreement is one of the main goals of Afghanistan, the country's Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Emamuddin Mohammad Verimach said.
He made the remarks at the meeting of coordination committee for implementation of Chabahar agreement signed between Iran, India and Afghanistan, held in Tehran city, Mehr news agency reported.
He noted that cooperation between the three countries in the area of economy leads to sustainable development of the countries and increase in number of new jobs. Taking into account the priority Sustainable Development Goals regulated and announced to the world countries by the UNO, the signing of the Chabahar agreement can give impetus to cooperation and create conditions for development of the countries.
Verimach also noted that during the recent 16 years, economic relations of Afghanistan were mostly maintained with regional countries. From geographical point of view, Afghanistan is considered as one of the central continental countries not having an access to the sea. Afghanistan hopes that by signing this agreement it will be able to play the role of bridge between the countries.
“We need development of relevant legal framework for implementation of this agreement. Just for this reason, Afghanistan together with Iran and India is interested in cooperating within this agreement,” he said.