Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 4
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has arrived in Tehran for an official three-day visit.
He is expected to meet several senior Iranian officials to discuss the expansion of bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries as well as regional issues, IRNA news agency reported.
According to IRNA, he is the second senior Afghan official who has paid a visit to Tehran over the past year.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Abdullah is expected to visit the Port of Chabahar in southern Iran to explore its transit capacities.
Iran and Afghanistan are expected to sign several MoUs on tourism, culture, youth and sports during Abdullah’s visit.
Earlier it was reported that Iran and Afghanistan plan to sign contracts worth $100 million in near future.
Iran’s export to Afghanistan stands at $3 billion, comprising 40 percent of Afghanistan’s total import. The exported goods include consumer goods such as detergents, food, construction material, fuel, drugs, wood, and plastic.
Afghanistan’s major exports to Iran are fresh and dried fruits, herbals, and saffron.
Iran and Afghanistan signed a trade contract worth $50 million last year.
Iran, Afghanistan, and India also plan to sign an agreement on establishing an international transit route, named Chabahar transit corridor.
Earlier in September, it was reported that the agreement is scheduled to be signed by presidents or ministers of the three countries.
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