India, Iran and Uzbekistan held talks on Chabahar Port and discussed ways to further develop the transportation corridor around the port.
The meeting was jointly chaired by Sanjeev Ranjan, secretary in the ministry of ports, shipping and waterways; Ali Akbar Safaei, secretary, deputy minister and managing director of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation and Abdossamad Mumenof, secretary of Uzbekistan's ministry of transportation.
As per the India’s Ministry of External Affairs statement, "The participants underlined the important role played by Chabahar Port during humanitarian crises as well as in enhancing regional connectivity."
"They also took note of the increase in transit traffic between Central Asia and South Asia through the Shahid Behesti Terminal, Chabahar Port and discussed further development of transportation corridor," it said.
"Upon the invitation of the Iranian side, Indian side agreed to send a high level delegation to Chabahar next year. It was decided to hold the third session of the trilateral working group meeting in India at a mutually convenient date," the MEA said.
"The Shahid Behesti Terminal, Chabahar Port has handled shipments and trans-shipments from various countries including Russia, Brazil, Thailand, Germany, Ukraine, Oman, Romania, Bangladesh, Australia, Kuwait, Uzbekistan and UAE," it added.