Iranian FM discusses
bilateral talks with
Narendra Modi and
his counterpart Jaishankar

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NEW DELHI: Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Naremdra Modi here on Wednesday.

“Was happy to receive Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian for a useful discussion on further development of Centuries-old civilizational links between India and Iran. Our relations have mutually benefited both the countries and have promoted regional security and prosperity,” Prime Minister tweeted after the meeting.

New Delhi: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who is on an official visit to India, earlier also met Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar.

“Wide ranging discussion with FM @Amirabdolahian of Iran. Reviewed our bilateral cooperation, including in trade, connectivity, health and people to people ties. Exchanged views on global and regional issues including JCPOA, Afghanistan and Ukraine,” S. Jaishankar tweeted.

“Welcoming the dignitary, Prime Minister warmly recalled the long-standing civilizational and cultural links between India and Iran. The two leaders discussed ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives. Prime Minister stressed that both countries should work to accelerate exchanges in the post-Covid era,” an MEA statement said.

“Prime Minister requested the Iran Foreign Minister to also transmit his greetings to His Excellency President Ebrahim Raisi, and looked forward to meeting the President of Iran at an early date,” it stated.

Meeting with Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reviewed the bilateral ties including trade, connectivity, and health with Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday.
Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said that both the leaders have also exchanged views on global and regional issues including Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Afghanistan and Ukraine. “Wide ranging discussion with FM @Amirabdolahian of Iran. Reviewed our bilateral cooperation, including in trade, connectivity, health and people to people ties. Exchanged views on global and regional regional issues including JCPOA, Afghanistan and Ukraine,” the External Affairs Minister tweeted today.

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

“Witnessed signing of an agreement on mutual legal assistance in civil and commercial matters,” he said further.
Jaishankar welcomed the Iranian Foreign Minister today, saying the discussion between the visiting minister and Indian officials will reflect the close ties between Tehran and New Delhi.
“Welcoming FM @Amirabdolahian to New Delhi. Our discussions today will reflect our close and friendly relations,” EAM Jaishankar tweeted.
India’s relations with Iran are unique and historic. Iran is an important partner and a close neighbour.
During 2021-22, there was an intensification in bilateral engagement. Jaishankar visited Tehran twice and held constructive meetings with the Iranian leadership.
The two countries continued their engagement in the field of healthcare, and a meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Health was held in April 2021.
Jaishankar visited Iran to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect Ayatollah Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi. He visited Tehran at the invitation of the Government of Iran.
He held constructive meetings with the top Iranian leadership and discussed several issues, including the development of Shahid Behesti Terminal, and Chabahar Port.
The Government of India took over the operations of a part of Shahid Beheshti Port, Chabahar in Iran. India started interacting with Iran on Chabahar Port around 2003 but a major push was received in the second half of 2014, resulting in the signing of an MOU between the two countries for the development of Chabahar Port in May 2015.
This MOU translated into a formal 10-year Contract for Equipping and Operating the Chabahar Port, which was executed on May 23, 2016, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tehran. (ANI)