Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

India and Iran Review Progress on Full Operationalisation of Chabahar port

Gokhale also called on Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Senior Advisor to Supreme Leader Ali Akbar Velayati, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

PTI

Updated:September 16, 2019, 10:06 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
India and Iran Review Progress on Full Operationalisation of Chabahar port
Chabahar port.

New Delhi: India and Iran on Monday reviewed ongoing connectivity and infrastructure development projects, including the progress on full operationalisation of the strategic Chabahar port.

The review took place during the sixteenth round of the Foreign Office Consultations that were held between the two sides in Tehran with the Indian side led by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and the Iranian side headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi.

Gokhale also called on Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Senior Advisor to Supreme Leader Ali Akbar Velayati, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

During the consultations, the two sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation, ongoing connectivity and infrastructure development projects, including development of the Shahid Behesthi Port, Chabahar, and full operationalisation of the Trilateral Transit Agreement (Chabahar Agreement) between India, Iran and Afghanistan.

India is participating in the development of the first phase of the Shahid Behesti Port in Chabahar in cooperation with Iran.

Indian company, India Ports Global Limited, had taken over the port operations in December 2018 and has been successfully handling cargo since then.

Both sides also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, the MEA said.

It was agreed to maintain the momentum of mutually beneficial multi-faceted bilateral cooperation and exchanges between the two sides, and to hold the next round of the Joint Commission Meeting at the level of the external affairs minister at an early date in Iran, the statement said.

The next round of Foreign Office Consultations will be held in New Delhi on mutually convenient dates, it said.

The consultations comes at a time when the energy ties between the two countries have taken a big hit due to US ban on buying oil from Iran.

In November, the US had granted a six-month waiver to India, China, Greece, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey and South Korea to continue importing oil from Iran. The temporary waiver ended on May 2.

In May last year, the US had brought back sanctions on Iran after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal which was struck in 2015.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results