Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Iranian President Rouhani in India

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New Delhi today, during which discussions on the issues of regional, international and mutual interest will be held.

A few agreements are likely to be inked between the two countries today. A delegation of 21 members is also accompanying Rouhani. President Rouhani will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind. This is the first visit by Iranian President to India in 10 years.

Giving a further boost to cultural ties between India and Iran.Iranian president yesterday visited the historic Qutubshahi tombs at Golconda in Hyderabad. Following the visit to the Qutubshahi tombs, Rouhani addressed a congregation at the historic Mecca Masjid. after performing Friday prayers.Religious scholars from different schools of thought also participated in the session.

Giving a further boost to cultural ties between India and Iran.Iranian president Hasan Rouhani.visited the historic Qutubshahi tombs at Golconda.on his second day in Hyderabad..These monuments are popularly known as seven tombs and have been built in Iranian architecture style.

The project for restoration of the over 400-year-old complex started in 2013 after the Aga Khan Trust for Culture signed a memorandum of understanding with Telangana Department of Archaeology and Museums.

Following the visit to the Qutubshahi tombs, Rouhani addressed a congregation at the historic Mecca Masjid. after performing Friday prayers.Religious scholars from different schools of thought also participated in the session.

Friday evening also saw the President of Iran meet the Iranian community in Hyderabad. Rouhani had reached India on Thursday on a 3-day visit. This is the first visit by an Iranian President to India in 10 years.

Bilateral talks between India and Iran will take place on Saturday during which discussions on the issues of regional, international and mutual interest will be held. A delegation of 21 members is also accompanying Rouhani to India.

In may 2016, Prime Minister Modi had visited Iran and 12 agreements were signed between the two nations. This visit by Iranian President could see the two sides discuss the strategically important Chabahar port.

Bilateral trade between India and Iran stood at 12.89 billion dollars in 2016-17. Focus could be on energy, trade and investment between both the countries.  And agreements may also happen in the fields of agriculture, communications, medicine and health.

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