Yerevan, Pretr. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is on a visit to Armenia, has said an important thing in relation to making a route of traffic from there. He has suggested a way to establish connectivity with Armenia by building a north-south corridor from Iran’s Chabahar port. Through this, India and Armenia will be able to increase their trade – develop relations. Jaishankar made this suggestion in talks with the top leaders of Armenia. Jaishankar has reached Armenia, a country in Central Asia, on the last leg of his three-nation tour. The purpose of his visit is to enhance relations between the two countries and to build a mixed opinion on the issue of Afghanistan.
Jaishankar suggests ways to develop relationships
Jaishankar is the first foreign minister of the country to reach Armenia. He met Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Peshinyan and conveyed his best wishes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Jaishankar has tweeted that in the talks with Prime Minister Peshinyan, the development of relations between the two countries was discussed in detail. It was agreed to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation. Jaishankar also had a formal meeting with President Alain Simonyan. Earlier, Jaishankar held talks with his Armenian counterpart Arrat Mirzoyan and later addressed the media jointly with the two leaders.
India was one of 1st countries recognizing Armenia’s independence & established diplomatic ties. Today, we did comprehensive review of our bilateral relations & discussed regional & multilateral issues. We agreed on road map for future cooperation: EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Armenia pic.twitter.com/pgA5JR7dCi
— ANI (@ANI)
October 13, 2021
Chabahar port will open new avenues of trade
As members of the International North-South Transport Corridor, India and Armenia will enhance their connectivity through Chabahar Port, Jaishankar said. India has developed this port of Iran. We welcome the use of Chabahar to enhance regional connectivity. Chabahar Port is located in the middle of Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran. It is easily accessible from the west coast of India.
Through this port, India can reach Afghanistan directly. This port will open new avenues of trade for India. Its first phase has been inaugurated in December 2017. This will compete with Pakistan’s Gwadar port, which is 80 km from Chabahar. Pakistan has given its port to China for use.
Tributes paid to those killed in Turkish attack
Responding to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s actions of interfering in India’s internal affairs, Foreign Minister Jaishankar, who arrived in Yerevan, paid tribute to the victims of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians. These people were killed in the Turkish attack. It is considered the first and largest massacre in the 20th century. Jaishankar informed about paying tribute by tweeting.