Afghanistan stresses importance of joining Iran railway

Kabul, Aug 19, IRNA – Herat western province can become a hub for regional transit via Khaf-Herat and China-Hairtan railways, Afghan president said on Saturday.

Pointing to the railway from eastern region of Khaf in Iran to western Herat province of Afghanistan as well as the China railway to Hairtan port located in North of this landlocked country, Ashraf Ghani said that the region will witness economic boom.

'One million tons of cement will be imported to Afghanistan from Iran via Khaf-Herat railroad at the first stage,' Ghani added while visiting the Herat region.

Iranian and Afghan nations enjoy lots of historical and cultural commonalities. The two countries have high-level political and economic ties.

Afghanistan has been main export destination for Iranian commodities and products for several years.

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