Iran's FM Due in India to Discuss Bilateral Relations
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Indian counterpart are scheduled to hold talks on a broad range of issues, including ways to boost bilateral relations during Zarif's upcoming visit to New Delhi on Thursday.
The Indian Foreign Ministry Syed Akbaruddin announced on Friday that Zarif will arrive in New Delhi on February 27 for talks with his Indian counterpart, Salman Khurshid.
Bilateral relations, the regional and international developments are expected to come up during the meeting between the two foreign ministers, the spokesman said.
Earlier this month, Zarif had a meeting with Indian premier’s National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon during which he underlined the importance of bilateral relations between Tehran and New Delhi.
Zarif and Menon discussed mutual cooperation and the latest international developments during the meeting held on Saturday on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference.
Iran’s top diplomat referred to the extensive cultural, political and historic common grounds between the two countries, and reiterated the significant role of Iran-India relations in the development of peace and regional stability.
Menon, for his part, highlighted New Delhi’s willingness to boost relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran, especially in the southeastern Iranian Chabahar Port.
India and Iran had agreed to look at developing the Chabahar Port in 2003.