Chabahar (IP) - Afghanistan sent its third shipment of transit goods to India via the Iranian port of Shahid Beheshti in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

Iran PressAsia: Despite regional media recently claimed the possible failure of the Iran-India-Afghanistan tripartite cooperation development project through the port of Chabahar, the Afghan Ministry of Transport announced on Friday that the country's third transit cargo ship has sailed to India through Chabahar port.

According to the ministry, the transit of shipment cargo carried out in line with the India-Afghanistan-Iran tripartite agreement which was unprecedented. 

Afghanistan's first and second transit cargo of dried fruits was exported to India through Chabahar port about twenty days ago.

Meanwhile, Indian doated wheat is being transported to Afghanistan through Chabahar port and so far 5 shipments carrying this wheat have been transferred from this port to Afghanistan.

The port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran is of great importance to India due to its strategic location and closest access to landlocked Central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.

New Delhi, Kabul, and Tehran inked a trilateral deal in 2016 to develop Shahid Beheshti Port as a hub for the transit of goods from India to landlocked Afghanistan.

The caretaker of the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Trade, Hossein Modarres Khiabani said at a meeting of the Sistan and Baluchestan Economic Working Group in Chabahar on Friday (July 10) that Chabahar Port will soon become the third commercial hub of Iran due to its infrastructure, capacities, and strategic position and will be located next to Bandar Abbas and Imam Port.

The port of Chabahar in southeastern Iran is of great importance to India due to its strategic location and closest access to landlocked Central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.

Chabahar port, with its 300 km water border in the Oman Sea as the only ocean ports in Iran, outside the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz on the shores of the Makran Sea (Oman), has a very important role in developing trade, export, and import of goods and fishing.

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