Thursday, 11 August 2016

Iran and Afghanistan to create transit corridor

Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to create a transit corridor to help turn Chabahar seaport city into an exports and imports hub. The agreement was signed between Iranian Deputy Economy Minister and Head of the Customs Administration Dr Masoud Karbasian and his Afghan counterpart during a meeting in Tehran on August 09, 2016. ” As two ancient countries, Afghanistan and Iran enjoy common cultures and languages and development of Afghanistan would mark an honor for Iran since expansion of bilateral relations will create deeper ties between the two states,” said Karbasian. The Iranian officials called for expansion of customs ties between the two parties including provision of draft for a new customs agreement, electronic exchange of customs data as well as creation of joint border gates.