Friday, December 9, 2022

Chabahar a Vital 21st Century Port: Chinese Official

The Head of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences on Wednesday cited Chabahar as a strategic region and vital port in the 21st century.

Wang Zhan, who is touring Chabahar Free Trade Zone heading a delegation, made the remarks in a meeting with several local Iranian officials in the south-eastern province. Wang said he is on a governmental mission to survey the investment opportunities in different regions across the globe.

He arrived in Chabahar on Tuesday for a two-day visit aimed at surveying the investment opportunities in petrochemical arenas, ports and Chabahar Free Trade Zone. Wang also expressed hope that the ground could be prepared for Chinese investment in Chabahar.

Last month, Iran, India and Afghanistan signed an agreement on establishment of an international corridor between the three countries – known as Chabahar agreement. The agreement was signed in Tehran in the presence of heads of state of the three countries.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani believes that Chabahar will serve as the starting point of the transit corridor between the South and East as well as between the South and North.

Once the railway between Chabahar and Zahedan and the railway between Zahedan and Sarakhs are completed, the Port of Chabahar can become a port linking different countries, including India, Afghanistan, Central Asian countries, Caucasus and Eastern Europe, the president said.

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