The Iranian inside minister highlights the strategic significance of the nation’s southeastern frontiers, saying the Tehran administration is pursuing an agenda to advertise border diplomacy with neighboring Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Addressing a ceremony in Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan Province, Ahmad Vahidi mentioned the nation’s southeastern borders present a “golden alternative” to boost export and, on the similar time, import much-needed items.
He mentioned each mines and water assets close to the borders within the province are “helpful” property.
Vahidi mentioned the Iranian administration ought to encourage traders to come back to the province and profit from the border area’s nice capacities.
“Sistan and Balouchestan has a capability for investments value tens of billions of tomans, particularly within the subject of mines,” he mentioned.
The minister additionally referred to a long-running dispute with Afghanistan over Iran’s share of water from the Helmand River.
“We face water points in Sistan and Balouchestan, over which we’ve got issued quite a few warnings to the neighboring nation and the [ruling] Taliban administration,” he mentioned.
“Whereas we’re pursuing the water rights problem, we must always search for different methods to resolve the water points in Sistan and Balouchestan,” he added.