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President at the meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and India:

Iran seeks comprehensive economic ties with India/We should use post-JCPOA opportunity for development of ties in all fields/Chabahar can be a north-centre-south transit hub, a centre for multilateral cooperation

Stressing the need to use the existing opportunities and capacities for cooperation between Iran and India, President Rouhani underscored that the officials of both countries make efforts in realising comprehensive Tehran-New Delhi ties.

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During the meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Indian that was held on Monday in Tehran, Dr Rouhani said: “From the viewpoint of the Islamic Republic of Iran, ties with India, as one of the most powerful counties in the region and an emerging economy in the world, is of special significance”.

He also referred to cultural and historical commonalities between the two nations and said: “Today, in the post-JCPOA era and after the lift of sanctions, there are new opportunities that can be used to develop Iran-India ties that we should make the best use of”.

Stressing the importance of banking cooperation between the two countries, Dr Rouhani said: “A great deal of goods can be transferred from the countries of the region to Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe through Chabahar port and Iran welcomes Indian companies’ investment in Chabahar port and Chabahar-Zahedan railway construction”.

Dr Rouhani also mentioned the possibility of cooperation between Iran and India in the fields of aluminium, steel and petrochemicals and said: “There are good opportunities for cooperation in different fields such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, IT and space”.

On energy cooperation, he said: “Iran can be a trustable source of energy for satisfy India’s needs for oil and gas”.

President Rouhani also said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to turn its commercial ties with India into comprehensive economic ties.

“Iran’s exports to India should be diversified by planning and effort and the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to participate in different fields of investment in India,” added Rouhani, stressing the need to use the potentials in mining, aluminium and steel in Chabahar.

 Dr Rouhani also referred to development of Iran’s railroad system and forming joint ventures in this regard.

“Iranian banks are ready to develop relations with major Indian banks at bilateral level and international monetary system,” added the President.

He also underscored developing scientific, cultural and academic ties between Iran and India.

“Iran and India have very close cultures and can promote the peaceful Islam, which is based on peaceful coexistence, in the world,” continued President.

In reference to regional cooperation, he said: “The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes resolving issues among the countries of the region through political ways and seeks to promote peace and stability”.

On terrorism, he called for more cooperation and consultation between Iran and India to promote peace and stability in the region and combat terrorism, drug trafficking and organised crimes in the countries of the region, including Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

During the same meeting, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to historical and amicable ties between the two countries and said: “We seek comprehensive ties with Iran in all fields”.

On Chabahar port, he said: “Indian companies willing to invest in Chabahar, can have good cooperation with the young population of Iran in the fields of technology, information and nanotechnology”.

“New Delhi is ready to cooperate with Iran in promoting the true Islam and combating terrorism,” he said.

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