• publish: 13 March 2019
  • time: 6:53 pm
  • category: Economy
  • No: 7454
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India receives first shipment from Afghanistan via Iran’s Chabahar port

The first shipment from landlocked Afghanistan through the Iranian Chabahar port has arrived in India, marking a new beginning of trade ties between the two countries, bypassing Pakistan.

The cargo arrived at the Mumbai and Mundra port Wednesday morning under the TIR (“Transports Internationaux Routiers”) Convention that enables shipments to pass through countries without being opened at borders. 

The 570 tonnes of goods were originally shipped from Zaranj, in western Nimroz province of Afghanistan on 24 February. Flagging off the shipment, President Ashraf Ghani expressed hope that with the opening of the Chabahar route, the country’s exports to India would increase to $2 billion in the next one year.

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