Iran’s Chabahar Port sends cargos to South & Southeast Asia, despite Covid-19 slowdown
The India-built Chabahar Port in Iran recently saw significant cargo movements to South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Even as the Covid-19 pandemic hit international shipments hard, India built Chabahar Port in Iran recently saw significant cargo movements to South Asia and Southeast Asia.
According to Economic Times, the first shipment of Iran’s aquatic products has been shipped to Thailand via Chabahar Port recently.
Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Organization, Behrouz Aghaei was quoted by the daily as saying that a shipment of non-edible fishes was sent to the Indian port of Mundra via Chabahar.
Aghaei further said that the forth shipment of Afghanistan’s transit goods has been shipped to India through Shahid Beheshti terminal in Chabahar Port.
Four years ago, Iran, India, and Afghanistan decided to jointly establish a trade route for land-locked Afghanistan and Central Asian countries.
In February 2019, the Afghanistan-Iran-India trade corridor for the trade between the two countries through Chabahar Port was officially inaugurated.
Earlier on July 25, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson tweeted, “#Iran has a longstanding policy of maintaining balanced, friendly relations w/ all Eurasian & E/S Asian powers. Our potential long term cooperation agreements w/ #China & #Russia, & our continued joint work w/ #India in Chabahar prove this. We are determined to uphold this policy”.
Some anti-India elements in Pakistan had last week spread a rumour that Iran has removed India from the Chabahar port and Chabahar-Zahedan rail projects. In that background, this tweet by the Iranian Foreign Ministry assumed high significance.
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