The first cargo of wheat from India reaches Afghanistan via Chabahar
The first cargo of wheat payload from India, from Iran 's Chabahar Port arrived in Nimroz the western State of Afghanistan on November 11, TOLOnews reported.
Senior government officials and the Indian ambassador to Kabul, Manpreet Vohra, attended a ceremony to inaugurate the new trade route path which according to officials will help Afghanistan overcome its dependence on other trade routes, including Pakistan.
"With the opening of Chabahar Port, Afghanistan will no longer be dependent on Karachi Port,” Nimroz governor Mohammad Samiullah said.
“This port will create variety of jobs and bring dollars in revenue to Afghanistan, Iran and India.” He also said the Nimroz inhabitants are determined to ensure the Nimroz-Delaram road is secure. This route leads directly to Chabahar Port in Iran. Regarding to this event, Nasir Ahmad Durani, acting Afghan minister of agriculture, said the cooperation between Afghanistan, India and Iran in the Chabahar neighborhood is a great opportunity to promote trade ties between the three countries.
Indian Ambassador Manpreet Vohra said Chabahar Port provides easy and short connectivity between countries in this zone. The Indian representative said Chabahar Port’s route will not be closed at random - which is an issue Afghanistan meets in working through some countries in the district.