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Ban on Iranian imports passing Afghan crossing lifted: Local official

Birjand, The head of the border markets organization in northeastern Iran said the ban over the import of some Iranian products from the Afghan border crossing Farah has been eliminated.

'The few limits that Afghanistan had put on traders in Farah border crossing for some reasons are lifted now,' Mohammad-Reza Fakhr told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Monday.

Some Iranian goods, including cement, tiles, fuel, and iron, were banned from being imported to Afghanistan through Farah border by Afghan officials, Fakhr said.

During the period, all other crossings such as Mahiroud were open to the Iranian trucks, the official said.

Meantime, Iran's ambassador and business attache to Afghanistan have reportedly held several meetings with Afghan officials to resolve the issue.

Iran and Afghanistan share a 945 km border, maintaing four border markets.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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