Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Iranian counterpart on key bilateral, regional issues


Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Iranian counterpart on key bilateral, regional issues

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday held talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif on a range of key bilateral and regional issues, including the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Zarif arrived here on a three-day visit on Monday.  External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the two ministers deliberated on important bilateral issues and shared perspectives on the regional situation.

It is learnt that the India’s import of crude oil from Iran, implementation of the Chabahar port project and the situation in Afghanistan figured in the talks.

Iran is a strategically important country for India in the Gulf region and ties between the two nations were on an upswing in the last couple of years. Read More

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