On Sunday, the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj flagged off first wheat shipment from Chabahar port. As per the report, Indian EAM Sushma Swaraj along with the Foreign Minister of Afghanistan H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani and Islamic Republic of Iran Foreign Minister Javed Zarif flagged off the first shipment of the wheat through Chabahar port from India to Afghanistan. It is the first time when wheat transhipped from India to Afghanistan through Chabahar port in Iran. According to the sources, the shipment is the part of the commitment made by the Indian Government to supply 1.1 million tonnes of wheat.
The Indian Government is supplying more than one million tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan on a grant basis for the people. After the trilateral Agreement on the establishment of the International Transport and Transit Corridor that was signed in May 2016 during the visit of Indian Prime Minister to Iran, it is the first shipment to be made by the Indian government.
As per the reports, the EAM has also reaffirmed their commitment to continue their cooperation for prosperity and benefits of Afghanistan people. Also, the Indian government will also send six more wheat shipment to Afghanistan in next few months. It is going to be a landmark moment for India. This shipment will open new opportunities for trading between India and Afghanistan.
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