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India, Afghanistan and Iran Hold Talks on Chabahar Port

India, Afghanistan and Iran Hold Talks on Chabahar Port

Officials from India, Afghanistan and Iran held their second meeting of the Follow-up Committee between the three nations on the Iranian Chabahar Agreement, the Indian External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

“The second meeting of the Follow-up Committee for implementation of the trilateral Chabahar Agreement between India, Afghanistan and Iran at the level of Joint Secretary/ Director General was held today in New Delhi,” said the statement.

According to Indian officials, the three countries welcomed steady progress in port operations by India Ports Global Ltd company since the taking over of the port operations at Shaheed Beheshti Port at Chabahar in December 2018.

It was recognized that over 5 lakh tons of cargo has been handled successfully. This includes exports from Afghanistan through Chabahar Port which began in February 2019.

Officials from the three countries also agreed to finalize the protocol to harmonize transit, roads, customs and consular matters.