The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan could change shipping patterns

The Taliban takeover of landlocked Afghanistan may change shipping patterns in Central Asia.

As Splash247 reported, Afghan exports and imports are more likely to go through Karachi, despite the fact, that Afghanistan had been working with India and Iran to develop Chabahar Port. It could have been a worthy alternative in Pakistan. The initiative took place with the active support of China.

This begs the question as to how China will react to this situation. To remind, the location of Afghanistan could make the country an important chain in Beijing’s One Belt, One Road strategy.

A Splash columnist Andre Wheeler commented, that China is likely to recognise the Taliban as it gives China an alternative route to the Indian Ocean as the two share a common border.

Источник: The Maritime Telegraph | Морская Правда

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