Iran offers Afghan traders facilities at Chabahar port
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): During Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah’s visit, the Iranian government pledged providing facilities for Afghan traders at the Chabahar port, an official said on Wednesday.
Akbar Turkan, senior economic advisor to the Iranian president, assured Abdullah Afghan entrepreneurs who want to invest in Chabahar port, they would be exempted from visa restrictions, custom duties and taxes.
Javed Faisal, the CEO spokesman, quoted Abdullah as calling the Chabahar port a good alternative for the Gwadar port of Pakistan. Nearly 36 Afghan companies have so far invested in the port.
Faisal told Pajhwok Afghan News the CEO also met Iran’s Second Vice-President Masoumeh Ebtekar, who is also director of the Environment Production Department.
Iran had already trained some Afghans in the field of environment production and would continue the process, Ebtekar promised during the meeting. Iran is going to conduct a conference on environment protection two weeks later. An Afghan delegation had been invited to participate in the event.
Abdullah said the Afghanistan was committed to the preservation of natural sites.
The CEO also met Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli. Both sides insisted on good behaviour with Afghan refugees in Iran.
Abdullah asked Fazli to facilitate a safe environment for Afghan refugees, prevent their abduction in Iran and accelerate the registration process.
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