India to work towards unlocking trade potential with Central Asia through Chabahar Port: Union Shipping Minister


The Union Minister of Ports, Transport & Waterways and Ayush,
Sarbananda Sonowal affirmed India’s dedication in direction of unlocking
the commerce potential with the Central Asian area via the use
of Chabahar Port in Iran.

On the event of ‘Chabahar Day’, Union Ports, Transport &
Waterways Ministry together with the Indian Ports International Ltd. (IPGL)
which was fashioned to take part in Shahid Behesthi Port at Chabahar
improvement mission, organized a convention in Mumbai on Sunday,
the place the Union Minister Shri Sonowal and the Minister of State for
Ports, Transport and Waterways and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik
interacted with the excessive degree diplomatic delegation from Central
Asian International locations.

Sonowal additionally mentioned, “Our imaginative and prescient is to make Chabahar Port a
transit hub below the Worldwide North-South Transport Hall
(INSTC) to succeed in out to CIS nations”.

“Chabahar Day” is well known to mark the start of INSTC – an
Indian imaginative and prescient to economize motion of cargo between India and
Central Asia.

The Chabahar Port positioned in Iran is the business transit
centre for the area and particularly Central Asia.

The excessive degree diplomatic delegation current on the event
included Nurlan Zhalgasbayev, Ambassador, Republic of Kazakhstan;
Asein Isaev, Ambassador, Kyrgyzstan;Lukmon Bobokalonzoda,
Ambassador Tajikistan; Shalar Geldynazarov Amassador, Turkmenistan,
Dilshod Akhatov, Ambassador, Uzbekistan, Jalil Eslami, Deputy of
Port and Financial Affairs of PMO; Zakia Wardak, Consul Common
(CG), Afghanistan; A M Alikhani, Consul Common, Islamic Republic
of Iran and His Excellency Masoud Ostad Hossein.

Rajeev Jalota, Chairman, Indian Ports Affiliation, JP Singh,
Joint Secretary (PAI), Ministry of Exterior Affairs and Sunil
Mukundan, MD, Indian Ports International Ltd. (IPGL) had been additionally current
among the many dignitaries.

Talking on the occasion, the Union Ports, Transport and Waterways
Minister mentioned, “The thought of INSTC through the colourful Shahid Beheshti
Port at Chabahar in Iran is an thought to attach the 2 markets
utilizing a multi modal logistical hall”.

It will rationalise our logistics price which is able to contribute
in direction of the commerce quantity between the 2 areas, he mentioned.

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