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Iran demarcates borders with Afghanistan

Tehran, Nov 13, IRNA - Iran has recently started largest and major demarcation project at its long border lines with Afghanistan in east of the country, it was reported on Tuesday.

The project is being carried out by geographical organization of Iran's Defense Ministry, the ministry's Public Relations Office said.

The project, to be launched along the 949 km of Iran-Afghanistan border areas, will demarcate 709 km of land and 236 km of sea border between the two neighboring states.

This is the first time that Iran and Afghanistan border areas are being demarcated over the past 100 years.

The project which has security, economic and development applications, is estimated to cost over rls 30bn ($3M).

After completion, the project would be registered at the United Nations, the report added.

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