March 29, 2018

First consignment of 2400 tons of wheat arrive to Kabul from India

By Khaama Press - Sun Jan 14 2018, 2:21 pm

The first consignment of wheat as part of Indian government’s assistance to Afghanistan arrived to capital Kabul through Chabahar port.

The consignment was received during a ceremony attended by senior Afghan officials as well the Indian embassy diplomats.

“Today,the first consignment of 2400 tonnes of wheat arrived in Kabul and was welcomed by Afghan Minister for Agriculture Mr.Nasir Ahmed Durrani and Charge d’Affairs Mr. Alok Ranjan Jha.The wheat is part of the 30thousand tonnes shipped via Chabahar,” a statement by the Embassy of India said.

This comes as the first shipment of Indian wheat comprising of 1.5 tons of wheat arrived to Herat provice of Afghanistan nearly a month ago.

India formally started exports to Afghanistan via Chabahar port in Iran by flagging off the first shipment of 1.1 million tons of wheat to Afghanistan late in the month of October last year.

“The shipment of wheat is a landmark moment as it will pave the way for operationalisation of the Chabahar port as an alternate, reliable and robust connectivity for Afghanistan,” India’s External Affairs Ministry said in a statement by flagging the first shipment.

The statement further added that it will open up new opportunities for trade and transit from and to Afghanistan and enhance trade and commerce between the three countries and the wider region.

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