“When the agreement comes into force it will significantly enhance utilization of Chabahar Port, contribute to economic growth of Afghanistan, and facilitate better regional connectivity, including between India and connections to Afghanistan and Central Asia.The agreement will be a strategic bulwark for greater flow of people and goods among the three countries as well as in the region,” India’s Ministry of External Affairs said.The finalization of the terms of the agreement come on the back of the lifting of sanctions against Iran which were a major impediment for the trio to move forward with the project dating back to 2013.In 2015 Government of India assigned USD 100 million for upgrading the port of Chabahar in Iran, the final objective being trade boost with Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries.The effects of this policy are felt to this day: for example, the members rap group Kasta, who cultivate an image based on Rostov’s reputation as the criminal capital of Southern Russia, come from the families of university professors and researchers.Contemporary art emerged in Rostov in the second half of the 1960s, with the appearance of the first nonconformist artists such as Alexander Zhdanov.
The agreement is to pave way for India to access Afghanistan via the Iranian port of Chabahar, bypassing Pakistan, which has limited trade relationship with New Delhi amid diplomatic tensions.
Entry to all events is free, which makes the International Literature Festival Odessa accessible to a wide audience.
The festival team strives to integrate the event into the existing network of literary festivals in Ukraine and neighboring countries which already includes festivals and book fairs in Kyiv, Lviv and Chernivtsi.
The city is currently home to two major professional football teams in Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk and Metalurh Donetsk, both of which currently play in the Ukrainian Premier League.
Important attractions of the city include the Cathedral Transfiguration of Jesus, the Donetsk National University, and others.