The second meeting between officials of India, Afghanistan and Iran took place in New Delhi yesterday to monitor implementation of the 2016 agreement regarding development and management of the Chabahar port in Iran.
External Affairs Ministry said that the three countries welcomed steady progress in port operations by India Ports Global Ltd company since the taking over of the port operations at Shaheed Beheshti Port at Chabahar in December 2018.
The second meeting of the “follow-up committee” took place at the level of “joint secretary/director general” in New Delhi.
The MEA said that it was agreed to finalise the protocol to harmonise transit, roads, customs and consular matters. It was also agreed to organise promotional and business events in Afghanistan and India to popularise the Chabahar port.
It was recognized that over five lakh tons of cargo has been handled successfully. This includes exports from Afghanistan through Chabahar Port which began in February this year.
The third meeting of the “follow-up committee” will take place in the first half of 2020.