During his official visit to Iran, Acting Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar called upon the Iranian authorities to ease Afghanistan’s access to the Chabahar port.
He emphasized boosting Afghan imports and exports through this crucial seaport. Baradar personally visited Chabahar port as part of his trip, underlining the significance of this request.
In meetings with Chabahar port officials, Baradar stressed the need for Afghanistan to enhance its trade activities by utilizing this strategic port. According to media outlets, he urged Iranian authorities to facilitate Afghanistan’s access to Chabahar, enabling the country to send its exports to the international market efficiently.
Iranian officials responded positively to Baradar’s request, pledging support and collaboration with technical teams to expedite increased trade through Chabahar Port, potentially allowing imports and exports to commence as early as tomorrow.
Chabahar Port is pivotal for Afghanistan’s access to critical markets in India, China, Europe, and the Middle East, bolstering trade and global ties. It holds particular economic importance for Central Asia, offering a shorter, cost-effective route compared to Bandar Abbas and Karachi, positioning it as a crucial trade and transit hub, facilitating swift access to international markets for Afghanistan.
In a meeting with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council head, Abdul Ghani Baradar discussed enhancing political and economic relations, improving border coordination, water management, transit, and boosting Afghan exports and imports through Iran.