EghtesadOnline: Iran’s non-oil trade reached $4.54 billion with members of the Economic Cooperation Organization, namely Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 21).
EghtesadOnline: The three sections of the railroad project connecting the southeastern port city of Chabahar to the eastern city of Zahedan near the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan will be inaugurated by June 21, 2021.
EghtesadOnline: Mirjaveh border crossing in Sistan-Baluchestan Province located on Iran-Pakistan frontier has reopened after an over two-month hiatus, announced Rouhollah Latifi, spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
EghtesadOnline: Pakistan extended the closure of its border with Iran and Afghanistan for another two weeks due to the spread of coronavirus, according to a notification issued by the country’s Interior Ministry on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: Iran exported 2.26 million tons of commodities worth $867 million to Pakistan during the nine months to Dec. 21, 2019, to register a 20% rise in tonnage and a 3% decline in value compared with last year’s corresponding period.
EghtesadOnline: In line with the government policies to expand its international scientific and technological ties, a joint working group on information and communication technologies has been established between Iran and the neighboring Pakistan.
EghtesadOnline: In India, Rs17,300 crore ($2.41 billion) have been allocated for the Ministry of External Affairs in the budget, with Rs100 crore ($13.98 million) earmarked for the strategic Chabahar Port project in southeastern Iran, which gives India connectivity to Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan.
EghtesadOnline: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who has shuttled between Washington and Tehran in the course of a week, voiced confidence on Friday that Iran was seeking to lower tensions.
EghtesadOnline: The top Pakistani diplomat’s visit to Iran on Monday was solely focused on deescalating tensions between Tehran and Washington, an expert on South Asia said.
EghtesadOnline: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi appreciated Iran's preference for de-escalation of tensions in the region following a surge in violent action over the past week, which raised the specter of an all-out war.