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Afghanistan to sign transit agreement with Iran and India

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizadahttps://www.khaama.com
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Afghanistan wary of Taliban’s embassy-like officeOfficials in the ministry of foreign affairs of Afghanistan announced Sunday that a transit agreement between Afghanistan, India and Iran will be signed in the near future.

The officials further added that talks over the transit agreement is in process between the three nations, and the agreement once finalized will provide further facilities to link Afghanistan with the regional countries.

Foreign affairs ministry spokesman, Janan Mosazai told reporters that Afghan, Indian and Iranian officials will start practical work towards the agreement in the near future.

Mr. Mosazai further added that the government of Afghanistan remains committed to work with Iran and India in a bid to finalize the transit agreement which will provide facilities for the traders of the three nations to have access in regional countries through Chabahar port.

He also added that practical steps will be taken in the near future to finalize the agreement.

Chabahar port is located in south-eastern Iran near the Indian ocean. According to officials in the ministry of trade and commerce of Afghanistan, India is keen to have access to Afghanistan and Central Asian markets through Chabahar port.

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) Deputy Director Khan Jan Alokozai said the agreement will provide further facilities to Afghan traders, besides ending the major issues of the traders in terms of transit.

Mr. Alokozai also added that the agreement once finlized will help reduce the transit costs and will shorten the transit route between Afghanistan and regional countries.

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