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Development of Chabahar port, foreign ministry’s top priorities

Chabahar is one of the country's most important transit routes to develop an international transportation network.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Iran, who arrived in Chabahar on a oneday trip before visiting Pakistan at the Shahid Kalantari Port, visited the facilities, terminals and berths of this port.

Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in the strategic port, Zarif said one of the main priorities in Iran's foreign policy is development of the eastern parts of the country.

The top diplomat emphasized the significance of development plans in Chabahar, which he described as important for transit and for creating an international transportation network.

Zarif also said that the Chabahar free trade zone could greatly contribute to development of the coastal region and the entire country and also to security and stability of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran.

The Foreign Ministry does its utmost to seize the opportunities available here with the help of our partners in the international community, he added.

The foreign minister visited a number of industrial complexes in the port city, including Negin Makran petrochemical plant in the Chabahar free trade zone before leaving for Islamabad.

He added: "As someone who negotiated on JCPOA, I was very pleased that the ports organization has been able to make the best of it."

Source: Ports & Maritime Organization


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