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Ministers of foreign affairs of Iran, India emphasize need for broader ties

Ministers of foreign affairs of Iran, India emphasize need for broader ties

Hossein Amirabdollahian’s first bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly was with Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the foreign minister of India, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry Public Relations.

In the meeting the two sides surveyed the existing level of bilateral ties and exchanged viewpoints in regional and international developments.

They also stressed the need for having broader consultations, a higher level of economic ties, and finalizing negotiations on provision of vaccines.

The two foreign ministers focusing on the latest status of Afghanistan, said that it is necessary to establish an all-encompassing government inclusive of representatives of the entire Afghan tribes and ethnic groups, and refraining from foreign interference.

Amirabdollahian in the meeting while announcing Iran’s readiness for improving the level of cooperation and holding shared consular and economic commissions, emphasized that an agreement on preferential trade in the field of energy needs to be finalized between Iran and India.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, too, congratulated the beginning of Iran’s presence at Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a permanent member and invited Amirabdollahian to visit the New Delhi at his earliest possible opportunity.

He, meanwhile, announced the Indian government’s readiness for immediate forwarding the vaccines that it has sold to Iran, informing Amirabdollahian that the final negotiations on the issue are almost complete now.

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