India, Afghanistan and Iran come together for operationalization of Chabahar port
New Delhi, Dec 25: India, Iran and Afghanistan leaders had their first congregation of the follow up the committee. Three South-Asian nations were held at the level of Joint Secretary/ Director-General on December 24 in the port city of Chabahar in Iran.
Full operationalisation of the Trilateral Transit Agreement for international transit and transport through the Chabahar Port. India Ports Global Limited company also opened its first office and took over operations at the Shaheed Behesti port at Chabahar.
It was agreed to finalise at the earliest Protocol to harmonize transit, roads, customs, and consular matters. It was agreed to allow cargo movement at Chabahar using TIR Convention provisions.
It was decided to hold an event to promote and popularize the potential of Chabahar on 26 February 2019. Also, a study would be initiated for determining measures to make the route attractive, decrease logistic costs and pave the way for smooth operationalization of the Chabahar Agreement.
The next Follow-up Committee meeting, followed by the 2nd Coordination Council Meeting the level of Secretaries/ Deputy Ministers, will hold in India in 2019.