Sidelining Pakistan: India, Afghanistan And Iran Fast-Track Chabahar Port Negotiations, Likely To Ink Deal Today


Sidelining Pakistan: India, Afghanistan And Iran Fast-Track Chabahar Port Negotiations, Likely To Ink Deal Today

India, Iran and Afghanistan have kickstarted talks on the Chabahar port in Tehran for fast-tracking the developmental process, reported MEHR News.

The meeting is reportedly being held between India’s Secretary of Economic Relations in the Ministry of External Affairs T. S. Tirumurti, Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organisation (PMO) Managing Director Mohammad Rastad and Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation.

The final deal is expected to be inked today as soon as the three parties reach consensus over the draft provisions of the Chabahar agreement. The Chabahar port is easily accessible from the Western Coast and is touted as a gateway to golden opportunities for trade with central Asian countries by India, Iran and Afghanistan.

It also provides impetus to ramping up trade among the three countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi. Read More

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