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Ayatollah Raisi in a meeting with Indian FM:

With a new look, we will take new steps in the development of Tehran-New Delhi ties/ Iran, India can play a constructive role in ensuring regional security, especially in Afghanistan

Emphasising that the Islamic Republic of Iran attaches special importance to establishing extensive relations with India, the President said, "From today on, we should take new and distinct steps in the development of bilateral, regional and international relations with a new perspective."

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Fri 06 - August 2021 - 13:58

Speaking in a meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Friday, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said that the Iranian government will pursue a policy of developing relations with neighbouring countries and the region, especially India, saying, "There are various sectors, especially in the economic and commercial fields, as well as new technologies, that we should use to promote the level of our relations”.

Emphasising the need for a joint programme to increase the level of Tehran-New Delhi relations, Ayatollah Raisi said, "By moving in the direction of a joint cooperation programme, we can take steps to bring about different conditions at the level of relations between the two countries in the interests of the two nations".

The President also stressed the importance of close cooperation and coordination between the two countries in developing peace and stability in the region, and said, "Iran and India can play a constructive and useful role in ensuring security in the region, especially Afghanistan, and Tehran welcomes the New Delhi’s role in establishment of security in Afghanistan”.

"The fate of Afghanistan must be decided by the Afghans themselves, and we believe that if the Americans do not sabotage the situation, this issue will be resolved quickly," Dr Raisi said.

Welcoming Ayatollah Raisi’s speech at the swearing-in ceremony regarding the Iranian government's will to develop relations with neighbouring countries, Indian Foreign Minister said, "I will convey your views to the President and Prime Minister of India, and we will try to maximise our cooperation”.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar added, "The current level of relations is not favourable and we are determined to establish long-term cooperation in the interests of our nations, given the serious will of the Iranian side".

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