India, Iran sign bilateral seafarer pact amid Chabahar Port talks

India and Iran on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) mutually recognising certificates of competency in unlimited voyages of seafarers from both the nations.

Union Minister Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber in Tehran on Monday. sarbanandsonwal/twitterSarbananda Sonowal with Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber in Tehran on Monday SARBANANDSONWAL/TWITTER
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Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber in Tehran on Monday. sarbanandsonwal/twitter

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
As talks over the development of Chabahar Port gain momentum, India and Iran on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) mutually recognising certificates of competency in unlimited voyages of seafarers from both the nations.

The signing of the MoU is aimed at smoothening the movement of seafarers from both the countries, India's ministry of ports, shipping, and waterways said.

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is on a four-day visit to Iran to review the progress on the development of the Shahid Behesti terminal of Chabahar Port, a crucial cog in the potentially game-changing International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC).

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First Published: Aug 22 2022 | 7:21 PM IST

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