Iran issues 3-month permit for diesel transit to Afghanistan

Iranian government authorities have allowed transportation of diesel to Afghanistan through the Iranian territory amid a shortage of the fuel in the neighboring country.

Iran’s former trade attaché to Afghanistan Mehdi Javanmard said on Monday that the government had agreed to a request from Afghan authorities to allow the transit of diesel through the Iranian territory to help the country respond to larger demand for the fuel during cold winter months.

Javanmard told the official IRNA news agency that the permit will last for three months until April 20, adding that shipments from other countries will be allowed from all borders, including from ports.

He said, however, that the Iranian fleet of trucks working for the country’s fuel distribution network will be banned from contributing to the diesel transit scheme to Afghanistan.

The former official told that all qualified trade companies in Iran will be able to transport diesel from other countries to Afghanistan.

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