India’s 2nd ship of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan docks at Shahid Beheshti port

TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) – India’s second consignment of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan has arrived in Chabahar's Shahid Beheshti Port, said the director-general of Sistan and Baluchestan Ports and Maritime Department.

Behrouz Aghaei said on Wednesday that “the ‘Kashan’ ship carrying 435 containers carrying 10,000 tons of wheat, out of a total gift of 75,000 tons from India to Afghanistan arrived in strategic Iranian port on Wednesday morning.”

He added that the cargo will soon be delivered to Afghanistan via land borders.

Aghaei noted that the first batch of the humanitarian aid, consisting of 203 containers with a total weight of 5,000 tons, arrived in Chabahar in mid-April and was transferred to Afghanistan within 12 days.

According to the Embassy of India in Kabul, India is also gifting 5,00,000 tablets of HydroxyChloroquine to Afghanistan for health professionals and COVID-19 positive cases.

In 2016, Iran, India, and Afghanistan decided to jointly establish a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries.

India sent its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port back in 2017.

Later on, in February 2019, the Afghanistan-Iran-India trade corridor for the trade between the two countries through Chabahar Port was officially inaugurated.

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