Pakistani official dubs Chabahar as ‘trade gate’ for region

TEHRAN, March 10 (MNA) – The governor of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province has said Chabahar is an important trade port for the region.

Mohammad Khan Achkzehi, who is visiting Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan province along with a delegation, visited Chabahar industrial and trade regions and some manufacturing industry on Monday and then attended a session in Chabahar governorate.

“Three countries of Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan have been waging attempts to foster economic ties with an objective of contributing to the region’s welfare thanks to peace and friendship,” he added. “Since 15 years, Chabahar has been a port exporting goods to Afghanistan and now, it still has maintained the same line of policy,” Achkzehi said, expressing hope that “similar delegations from Iran to Pakistan would prepare the grounds for economic relations further.”

Governor of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province also said that “since 3 weeks ago, officials from both countries have engaged in close cooperation to boost economic relations in both sides of the border to tackle the problems of insecurity across the borders.”

He also pointed to the revival of Border Joint Commission. “in the commission, deputy-governor of Sistan and Baluchistan of Iran and Iran’s head of consulate in Pakistan agreed to hold the Joint Commission sessions every six month to ‘exchange information on border events’,” he said.

Chabahar governor pointed to Iran and Pakistan’s cultural, religious and ethnic similarities. “Security of Iranians is security for Pakistanis. So, all we should improve political, economic, and cultural ties to accelerate the pace of development in Islamic countries,” the governor said.

By Mehr News Agency


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