Iranian President's India visit: All you need to know


Rouhani also questioned why only five powerful countries, which had atomic bombs, have been given the right of veto at the United Nations Security Council. "We will boost oil imports from Iran compared to this fiscal year", Pradhan told reporters, without elaborating. Even we didn't have an educational channel on TV.

"We as a country have always adhered (to commitments)".

Both the countries also signed nine agreements. "Our relations are historical, cultural and civilizational". Being neighbours and friends, the relationship has been only been growing over the years.

Rouhani, calling India-Iran ties historic, thanked Modi for his hospitality.

"We will also hold talks with Indian officials on worldwide and regional issues", president added.

This was informed by the Spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar in a tweet.

While the Chabahar port was one of the main themes in the outcome document, as it featured 13 times in the joint statement - they signed a lease agreement on Saturday - both sides committed to "early and full operationalisation of the Shahid Beheshti Port at Chabahar". "It was noted that permission for the Iranian Pasargadbank to open a branch in India was under advance consideration", it said.

"We also had a great deal of discussion today on facilitating economic relations, preferential trade tariffs, better banking relations, visa relations and facilitating travel between the two countries for business purposes", he said.

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Rouhani referred to Trump's threat on the nuclear deal, and said that "politics without adhering to one's commitment and promises can not resolve the conflicts and problems of the current world".

The statement said both sides reiterated their commitment to International North- South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and stressed on the need for inclusion of Chabahar within its framework.

Trade bodies of India including FICCI, PHD Chambers and ASSOCHAM and Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) also inked MoUs on the sidelines.

Modi and Rouhani witnessed exchange of seven other pacts after they met at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

The tombs were constructed by Sultan QuliQutub-ul-Mulk, who was the founder of QutubShahi dynasty, a 16th-century dynasty that ruled parts of present-day Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, with Hyderabad as its capital.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Both countries also agreed to intensify and diversify the existing high-level engagement and chose to convene within this year the meeting of the India-Iran Joint Commission and all its working groups, Foreign Office Consultations as well as a dialogue between institutions on defence and national security of the two countries.