6th Meeting of Joint Committee on Ports and Maritime Cooperation between...

6th Meeting of Joint Committee on Ports and Maritime Cooperation between the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Iran (September 4-5, 2017)

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6th Meeting of Joint Committee on Ports and Maritime Cooperation between the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Iran (September 4-5, 2017) 

he Sixth Joint Committee Meeting on Ports and Maritime Cooperation was held in Tehran from September 4-5, 2017. The Indian delegation was led by Dr. Alok Srivastava, Special Secretary (Shipping), and Mr. Mohammad Saeednejad, Deputy Minister & Managing Director, Ports & Maritime Organization led the discussions from the Iranian side.

Both sides reviewed and positively assessed the progress in Ports and Maritime Cooperation between the two countries including the progress in the development of Chabahar Port. Both sides reiterated their commitment to complete and operationalize the Port at the earliest. They discussed the progress in procurement of equipments (USD 85 million worth of Indian investment) for the Chabahar Port and issues related to it. The Iranian proposal for interim operations at Chabahar Port (Shahid Beheshti) by Indian Ports Global Limited, prior to commencement of the main contract was also discussed. Iranian side also conveyed that they are taking necessary steps to ratify the Trilateral Transit Agreement which was signed during the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Iran in May 2016.

It was agreed to revise the existing Memorandum of Understanding on recognition of certificates of competency for seafarers in order to align it with the Manila Amendment to STCW Convention adopted in 2010.

Both sides underlining the importance of cooperation in the Port and Maritime sector agreed to hold the Joint Committee meetings regularly. It was decided to hold the 7th Meeting of Joint Committee on Ports and Maritime Cooperation in the first half of 2018 in India.

 

September 06, 2017

 

 

 
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