Tehran (IP) - The Vice President for Economic Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran stressed the activation of the Indian Ocean Cooperation Council to expand Iran trades with countries at the sideline of the Indian Ocean.

Iran PressIran news: "Iran's trade with Pakistan is low, and we increase this amount with marine activities," said Mohsen Rezaei, Iran's Vice President for Economic Affairs, on the sidelines of a visit to the Chabahardar Free Zone in Sistan and Baluchestan Province (southeastern Iran) on Thursday.

Rezaei added: "We will make the Indian Ocean Cooperation Council more active, and in fact, the Indian Ocean can become one of the centers of the great civilization of the world in this period."

Chabahar Port in Sistan and the Baluchestan province of Iran is the only ocean port in Iran, located on the shores of the Makran Sea and the Indian Ocean.

The port of Chabahar is of particular importance due to its strategic location and the closest access of Central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan to open waters.


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