Tehran (IP) - Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development and Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) says Tehran welcomes the Uzbek government's policy to use the port of Chabahar to develop trade and investment.

Iran Press/Iran news: In the second trilateral meeting of Iran, India, and Uzbekistan, Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Ali Akbar Safaei, added: "By joining the Chabahar memorandum of understanding (MoU), Uzbekistan will see the easing of the transit route between India, Iran and Uzbekistan soon."

The PMO's Managing Director continued: "We hope that with the full cooperation of India, Iran, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries, Chabahar port will be more active than before."

India's Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan also said at the meeting: "The Chabahar MoU between Iran, India and Afghanistan was a way for Afghanistan to access highseas and develop the port of Chabahar in Iran."

Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan added: "Chabahar port has become a transit hub in the region in recent years and has created a more economical and stable route to connect India to Central Asian countries."

Uzbekistan's Deputy Minister of Transport Abdul Samad Momenov also noted that the volume of trade between Uzbekistan and India had increased significantly in the past year, emphasizing that the port of Chabahar can play a significant role in facilitating transportation and logistics between countries in the region.


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