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Kyrgyzstan eyes access to open waters through Iran

Tehran, Kyrgyzstan says it wants to reach open waters through Iran as the country seeks wider economic relations with Iran and the Asian countries.

'Apart from Bandar Abaas, Chabahar Port is also one of the those ports that gives access to the open waters and we hope we can reach an agreement in this regard,' Nuran Niyazaliev, First Kyrgyz Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs said in a meeting with Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami on Sunday.

The Kyrgyz official said Iran's routes are very costeffective and can give the Central Asian country access to open waters.

The Iranian ministers also stressed that Kyrgyzstan can use all the Iranian ports based on rule and regulations.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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