Iranian FM Zarif’s Visit to India Deepens Bilateral Ties: Indian Official

Iranian FM Zarif’s Visit to India Deepens Bilateral Ties: Indian Official
Thu Aug 13, 2015 17:17:31

Senior leader of India’s Congress Party said that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's visit to India is an important step to further deepen the two countries’ relations.

Amrish Singh Gautam, former head of Delhi Assembly in an exclusive interview told IRNA: “This visit will provide new opportunities for the further expansion and consolidation of political, economic and cultural relations between Iran and India.”

The Indian politician called for the two countries’ cooperation to broaden relations and confront the big challenges of the region and the world, and said, “Iran and India as two important and influential countries play an important role in confronting the regional and international crises.”

After the meeting of President Hassan Rouhani to India and his meeting with Narandra Modi on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Ufa, Russia, New Delhi and Tehran have ushered in new era of bilateral relations.

The upcoming visit of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to India will also help to broadening of bilateral ties and mutual cooperation between Iran and India.

President Rouhani during his meeting which took place on July 10, called for India’s $8 billion investment in Iran and playing greater role by India in Iran.

Zairf’s visit to New Delhi will take place in the second round of his regional tour after the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) on Thursday afternoon which can further enhance Iran-India relations.

The top Iranian diplomat started his second round of regional tour to the regional countries in Beirut, then he visit Syria and Islamabad.

According to Iranian Ambassador to New Delhi, Zarif will meet his Indian counterpart, Indian prime minister and minister of shipping and transportation.

Zarif’s visit to India is the second of its kind since President Rouhani took office nearly two years ago.

Zarif’s first visit to India was on February 28-29, 2014 during which he met the then foreign minister and prime minister.

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