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Japanese diplomat: Tokyo interested in investment in Chabahar port

'Japan is interested in helping India for investment in Chabahar and developing the port,' Masayoki Taga said during a visit to New Delhi on Thursday. 

Meantime, an Indian expert of strategic affairs Barhamla Chalani said that Japan's assistance to India in Chabahar port will be effective step in confronting China's presence in Pakistan. 

He said that Japan is interested in manufacturing an industrial complex in Chabahar port, adding, 'Chabahar has more capacities as compared to Pakistan's Gwadar port.'

Chalani reiterated that Chabahar port can become region's big shipping center in the future. 

In May, Tehran, New Delhi and Kabul signed an epoch-making agreement in Tehran to establish a transit and transportation corridor.

The agreement known as Chabahar Trilateral Agreement was signed by the three countries' officials in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tehran.

The trilateral Chabahar agreement will considerably increase making use of Chabahar port that will connect India to Central Asia through Afghanistan and instead will provide Afghanistan's access to India via sea.

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