Putin key aide visits India for important talks

New Delhi: Special Representative of the Russian President for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov met Joint Secretary for Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Affairs in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Kabulov is the Presidential Special Envoy to Afghanistan and also the director of the Second Asian Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Interestingly, his visit to the national capital comes just two days after India and Iran signed a 10-year agreement on the Chabahar port, which the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is implementing as part of the multilateral International North-South Transport Corridor project. Want to include in the structure.

Late last month Kabulov traveled to Kabul to meet with Afghanistan’s interim senior leadership, including Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Kabir, Foreign Affairs Minister Amir Khan Muttaki and acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani.

Singh, a seasoned diplomat with a strong grasp of the region’s affairs, was also in Kabul in the first week of March to hold talks with Muttaqi on India-Afghanistan relations and economic transit matters, including.

It is pertinent to mention that apart from working on maintaining peace in the region, India is keen to expand trade to Central Asian countries, Russia and Iran through the Chabahar port, which has played an important role in enhancing regional connectivity.

India had also used the port to deliver humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, by sending tons of wheat and pulses to Kabul through the Shahid Beheshti Terminal.


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