Iran and India exchanges MoUs; Modi and Rouhani talks to strengthen relations

Iran and India have signed several agreements today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the MoUs exchanged between India and Iran are reflective of both sides’ strong relations. He said that it also reflects their commitment towards further strengthening it.

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani is on a three day tour to India. He has been in Hyderabad for two days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a joint statement,”Today’s outcome and the agreements we signed reflect the progress made in little time. It reflects that both the sides wish to foster bilateral financial support and connectivity, to increase partnership in the field of energy, and to strengthen our centuries-long cultural relations.”

In the presence of two leaders, India and Iran exchanged MoUs. Prime Minister Modi also congratulated Rouhani for his leadership and vision in developing Chabahar Port that would give India access to trade with land-locked Afghanistan.

Prime Minister further said,”The two countries want to see our neighbour Afghanistan safe and prosper. We want to see our neighbours free of terrorism.” With mutual cooperation between India and Iran, Prime Minister Modi also wished for both countries’ prosperity and for peace and stability in the region as well as the world.President Rouhani expressed similar sentiments and informed that both countries shared views on two crucial issues, namely transit and economy at the delegation-level talks held earlier in the day.


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