President M. Ashraf Ghani arrived on Sunday morning in Zaranj city of southwestern Nimroz province, Arg said in a statement.


President M. Ashraf Ghani arrived on Sunday morning in Zaranj city of southwestern Nimroz province, Arg said in a statement.

According to the statement, president Ghani will inaugurate the first shipment of Afghan goods which will be sent to India via Iran’s Chabahar port.
The trade convoy is consisting of 23 trucks carrying 570 tons of goods from Zaranj city to Chabahar port.

The first phase of the Chabahar port in south-east Iran, which India is developing, was inaugurated in December last year.
The port will cut transport costs/time for Indian goods by a third.

The Chabahar port is located in the Sistan-Baluchistan Province on Iran’s southern coast which will also set up India’s road access to four cities in Afghanistan.

The port opened a new strategic transit route between India, Iran and Afghanistan that bypassed Pakistan.


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