Jaishankar: Chabahar Port Deal To Boost Investments, Connect India To Central Asia

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today asserted that the Chabahar port agreement between India and Iran will pave the way for bigger investments and will connect India to Central Asia.
 
Addressing a Press conference in Mumbai,  Mr  Jaishankar said that the agreement is a strategic masterstroke and will open up a new trade route between South Asia and Central Asia via Iran, bypassing Karachi as well as Gwadar ports in Pakistan.
 
He added that it will open up a new vista of economic opportunities for business communities to explore an alternative transit route from the sensitive and busy Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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