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News > Dr. Zarif Meets with India’s FM in Tehran

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The Two Ministers Discuss Issues of Mutual Interest

Dr. Zarif Meets with India’s FM in Tehran

Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the I. R. Iran, met with Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India Sushma Swaraj on Saturday December 2nd 2017.

The Indian Minister who had travelled to the Russian city of Sochi in order to take part in the 16th session of the Shanghi Cooperation Organization Summit on her way back home flew to Tehran to meet with her Iranian counterpart.

The two sides in this meeting stressed the expansion of bilateral ties standing upon long-rooted historical ties and civilizational bonds.

Given the inauguration of phase one in development of the port of Chabahar on the following day, Dr. Zarif, in this meeting reiterated that the opening of Shahid Beheshti port of Chabahar (phase 1 in Chabahar development project), apart from reinforcing bilateral and regional cooperation, underlines the importance of this port in regional development and the expansion of the access routes in the region including countries in the Central Asia with other countries in the world through the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman.

The Minister of External Affairs of India also laid emphasis on the relationship between Iran and India and called for its expansion. Madam Swaraj stressed the implementation of the Chabahar Port Project which is aimed at boosting trade between India, Afghanistan and Iran and other countries in the region.

The two sides, in this meeting, also talked about regional and international matters of mutual interest.

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