External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar meets Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on sidelines of Raisina Dialogue

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External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr S Jaishankar and Iran Foreign Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif held a bilateral meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi.

Both leaders recalled positive outcomes of EAM’s recent visit to Tehran for the 19th Joint Commission Meeting, especially for strengthening bilateral trade and promoting connectivity initiative through Chabahar port, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

Both sides have also agreed to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the bilateral Treaty of Friendship in 2020, it said.

The two sides also exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest, including the recent developments in the West Asia region and the JCPOA, it said.

EAM reiterated Indian interests in the region and support for efforts to maintain peace, security and stability in the region.