Modi receives ceremonial welcome in Iran

Tehran, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two day visit to Iran, was on Monday given ceremonial welcome by President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.

“Stepping forward with Iran. Official engagements begin with a ceremonial welcome by Rouhani,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a tweet.

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“Building an enduring partnership. Modi and Rouhani exchange ideas at a restricted tete-a-tete,” he said.

Modi is expected to sign the trilateral agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan to develop the Chabahar port in the Islamic Republic.

Connectivity, energy security and bilateral trade are on top of Modi’s agenda during his visit which comes a little over a month-and-a-half after his trip to Saudi Arabia.

The prime minister will also inaugurate an Indian cultural festival in Iran.

Modi will here hold talks with the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei.

The prime minister’s visit comes four months after the sanctions on Iran were lifted and the international community is re-engaging with the nation.

Modi holds talks with Iranian president 

Tehran, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, on the second day of his two-day visit to Iran, held a “restricted” meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

“Building an enduring partnership. PM @narendramodi and President Rouhani exchange ideas at a restricted tete-a-tete,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

India, Iran and Afghanistan will sign an agreement on Monday to develop the Chabahar port in this Persian Gulf nation.

Connectivity, energy security and bilateral trade are on top of Modi’s agenda during his visit which comes a little over a month-and-a-half after his trip to Saudi Arabia.

The prime minister will also inaugurate an Indian cultural festival in Iran.

Modi will also hold talks with the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei.

The prime minister’s visit comes four months after the sanctions on Iran were lifted and the international community is re-engaging with the nation.

India, Iran hold delegation-level talks 

Tehran, May 23 (IANS) India and Iran on Monday, the second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to this Gulf nation, held delegation-level bilateral talks.

“Deliberating the details of diplomacy. The leaders lead formal delegation level talks between #IndiaIran, ” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Ahead of the talks, Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a “restricted” meeting.

The prime minister, who arrived here on Sunday evening, was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Monday morning.

India, Iran and Afghanistan will sign an agreement on Monday to develop the Chabahar port in this Persian Gulf nation.

Connectivity, energy security and bilateral trade are on top of Modi’s agenda during his visit which comes a little over a month-and-a-half after his trip to Saudi Arabia.

The prime minister will also inaugurate an Indian cultural festival in Iran.

Modi will also hold talks with the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei.

The prime minister’s visit comes four months after the sanctions on Iran were lifted and the international community is re-engaging with the nation.

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