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Foreign Secretary’s Meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh held talks with Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Ebrahim Rahimpour on November 25, 2013 in New Delhi. The talks were part of the high level Foreign Office consultations that take place between India and Iran.

The Foreign Secretary expressed satisfaction to the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister on the agreement between the E3+3 and Iran finalized in Geneva the previous day, and conveyed India’s expectation that the agreement would renew the prospect for resolving the Iranian nuclear question through dialogue and diplomacy.

The full gamut of bilateral relations was reviewed during the meeting. Both sides agreed that there is considerable untapped potential to develop economic cooperation between the two countries particularly in the area of energy and transit. In this context both sides agreed on the need to accelerate efforts to finalize joint cooperation activities for the development of the Iranian Port of Chahbahar as a trade and energy hub for the region.

The two sides also discussed regional development including the developments in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Deputy Foreign Minister Rahimpour called on Hon’ble Vice President, External Affairs Minister and National Security Adviser.

New Delhi
November 25, 2013

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