31 Dec '17, 5am

China Calls for Linking Chabahar, Gwadar Ports

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian trade official said that the Chinese officials have demanded linking Chabahar port in Iran to Gwadar in Pakistan. "The Iranian and Pakistani ports are not rivals and can cooperate," Managing director of Chabahar Free Zone Abdulrahim Kurdi said. He noted that the Chinese officials have applied for linking the Iranian Chabahar and Pakistani Gwadar ports. Gwadar Port, located south of Pakistan and 72 km from the Chabahar Port, is part of the joint Chinese-Pakistani corridor project aimed at connecting the eastern regions of China to the warm waters of the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. Chabahar, as Iran’s sole oceanic port, is the shortest route for Afghanistan and Central Asian countries to have access to Indian Ocean. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13961006001645

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