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Afghanistan seeks membership of International Maritime Organization

Afghanistan is seeking membership of International Maritime Organization to use its own ships for trade with India via Iran's Chabahar port, authorities said on Sunday.
Afghanistan seeks membership of International Maritime Organization

Mahdi Rouhani, a spokesman for Afghanistan Transport Ministry, said that a request has been sent to IMO to secure membership of the organization.
He said that talks are underway on both IMO membership and purchasing ships.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been finalized for creating a special shipping route from Chabahar port.
The agreement is expected to be signed by Afghanistan, Iran, and India.
The ministry said that technical studies on 200km railway between Chabahar port and Milak on the Afghanistan border will begin this year.
Meanwhile, Tawfiq Dawari, deputy CEO of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce, said that investing on ships is costly. He, however, said that a businessman has expressed interest to invest on it.
Headquartered in London, the IMO currently has 174 member states and three associate members. The organization’s primary purpose is to develop and maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping and its remit today includes safety, environmental concerns, legal matters, technical co-operation, maritime security and the efficiency of shipping
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Sunday 23 June 2019 16:43
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