Jaishankar meets Iranian
foreign minister, discusses
Afghanistan situation and
bilateral economic cooperation


NEW DELHI: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday held a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, H Amirabdollahian and discussed economic cooperation and connectivity between the two countries.
The two leaders also talked about the Afghanistan issue and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “Productive meeting with Iranian FM @Amirabdolahian. Discussed economic cooperation, connectivity, JCPOA and Afghanistan”, tweeted Jaishankar.

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday holds a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, H Amirabdollahian. (ANI Photo)

The seventh round of the talks on Iran’s nuclear program started in Vienna on November 29 last year and the main focus was lifting US sanctions against Iran.
In May 2018, the United States withdrew from the JCPOA – signed also by China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union – and reintroduced comprehensive sanctions against Iran.
As a result, Iran largely abandoned fulfilling its own obligations under the accord.

Iran, July 07 (ANI): India External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar meets Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss the bilateral relations and regional developments, in Tehran on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

In October last year, Tehran and Washington affirmed their readiness for the resumption of talks related to JCPOA.
In a separate Tweet, Jaishankar informed that he has met with his German counterpart to discuss Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific and the Ukraine crisis. (ANI)