Economy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:31
Tehran, Kabul Sing MoU on Goods Transit
TEHRAN (FNA)- Managing Director of Sistan and Balouchestan Ports and Maritime Department General Behrouz Aqayee said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked with Afghanistan’s private sector on transit via Chabahar port.

Aqayee made the remarks on Wednesday and noted, “An MoU was signed with the Afghanistan’s private sector at Chabahar port in line with expanding transit and investment cooperation.”

Given the good neighborliness between the two countries, the MoU was signed to develop transit and investment activities of private sector of Afghanistan in the areas of transporting, attracting investor, logistics and transit within the framework of transit rules and regulations of the Islamic Republic of Iran, he further said.

Under the MoU, Afghanistan’s private sector was assigned to transfer country’s transit goods via Shahid Rajaee port in Chabahar to the target markets, the official added.

Transit cooperation between Chabahar port and Afghanistan has grown notably in recent years, he said.

Accordingly, 4 ships, carrying Afghanistan’s transit cargos and two of its nuts cargos were sent to India and China respectively via Shahid Rajaee port.

In relevant remarks in July, Aqayee said that Afghanistan sendt its first shipment to Tianjin port of China through Chabahar in Southeast of Iran.

Behrouz Aqayee said the shipment had been dispatched via Chabahar to Mundra port in India and would be then transited to China.

While, the world is gripped by coronavirus epidemic, it was another record for Chabahar port, Aqayee added.

Afghanistan used to transit its commodities through Karachi in Pakistan to other countries; but now thanks to suitable infrastructures and services in Chabahar port, traders prefer to transport their goods through Chabahar.

Chabahar, Iran’s only oceanic port, is a strategic region on the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman shores and in North-South Corridor.

In relevant remarks on Saturday July 18, Aqayee said that the sixth Indian ship loaded with donated wheat for Afghanistan docked at Iranian Shahid Beheshti port of Chabahar.

He said that the ship carried some 8,875 tons of wheat.

Delhi has planned to donate nearly 75,000 tons of wheat to Kabul via Iranian port city of Chabahar, Aqayee added.

Some 14 cargo ships have carried basic goods for Afghanistan via Shahid Beheshti port in Iranian Southeastern city of Chabahar over the past two years, he had earlier said.

 

 

 

 

Bottom top
Holy Defense Museum in Tehran, Iran's War Memorial

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's Holy Defense Museum is a 21-hectare complex focused on the Iran-Iraq War of 1980 to 1988 -- the conflict known in Iran as the "Holy Defense." [PHOTOS]
Israel: Streets on Fire as Protest Against COVID-19 Restrictions Hits Bnei Brak

TEHRAN (FNA)- The city of Bnei Brak was hit by a protest of members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. People protested against the coronavirus restrictions and a three-week quarantine recently re-imposed following a surge in cases. [VIDEO]
US: Chicago Protesters Hold Car Caravan, Rally on National Day of Protest Against Racism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Protesters rallied in Chicago on Saturday following a call to action to participate in another national day of protest by The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. [VIDEO]
US: Riots Return to Portland as Protesters Attack Businesses, Burn Flags, Force Motorists to Pledge Loyalty to BLM

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several hundred people smashed up storefronts, torched American flags and harassed motorists in Portland, Oregon, following a brief lull in nearly nightly riots due to wildfires tearing through the state. [PHOTOS]
Iranian Overhaul Boeing 747 Plane

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian experts succeeded in overhauling a 50-year-old Boeing 747 cargo plane amid the harsh US sanctions against the country. [PHOTOS]
Israel: Several Arrested at Anti-Netanyahu Demo in Jerusalem

TEHRAN (FNA)- Several protesters were seen being arrested at an anti-government rally in Jerusalem. People were seen being detained by the police forces, with a car of a driver who braked abruptly in front of the demonstration earlier, was seen being searched. [VIDEO]
Iran: Ceremony Held to Honor 1mln Iran-Iraq War Veterans

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran held a ceremony to honor over one million Iran-Iraq war veterans on Monday. Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei addressed the event that was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Sacred Defense through videoconference and hailed their bravery during the eight years of the Sacred Defense. [PHOTOS]
Germany: People Rally Against Coronavirus Restrictions in Dusseldorf, Berlin

TEHRAN (FNA)- Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Dusseldorf to rally against measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Demonstrators carried placards and banners decrying the restrictions as they marched through central Dusseldorf. Counter-protesters could also be seen along the route of the march, although they were separated from the protesters by police. [VIDEO]
Face Mask, New Wearables in Age of COVID-19

TEHRAN (FNA)- Welcome to the age of COVID-19, Wearing a medical mask is one of the prevention measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19. However, the use of a mask alone is insufficient to provide an adequate level of protection, and other measures should also be adopted.[PHOTOS]
AEOI Chief: Multilateralism in Danger by US' Destructive Policies

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi underlined the need for the global community to stand against the US bullying, reiterating that ending Washington's destructive behavior is necessary to protect multilateralism.
Leader: Sacred Defense Showed Invading Iran Too Costly

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that Iran's decisively victorious defense against foreign-backed forces of Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein proved that invading the country is "too costly".
Official: Iran Able to Increase Oil Production to 8.5mln Barrels

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of Iran’s Expediency Council (EC) underlined the country’s capability to produce 8.5mln barrels of oil.
Leaked Docs: US Branches of Deutsche Bank Suspected of Facilitating Funds to Daesh in Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- Leaked reports revealed that the US branches of Deutsche Bank are suspected of facilitating money transfer to Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) in Iraq at the height of the group's terror campaign.
Iranian FM: Igniters of War Not Able to End It

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif commemorated the Iranians' sacrifices during the 8 years of the Iraqi imposed war in 1980s, warning enemies that they may initiate war against his nation, but won't be the one who finishes it off.
Trump Mocks Journalist Shot by Rubber Bullets During George Floyd Protests, Says It Was A ‘Beautiful Sight’

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump described the moment police shot an MSNBC reporter with rubber bullets amid protests in May as “a beautiful sight”.