Narendra Modi in Iran, day one: As it happened

PM Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to travel to Iran in 15 years on a bilateral visit after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 00:14
Pic courtesy: @MEAIndia

Tehran: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here on Sunday on a two-day visit to Iran, said that Indians living abroad have the capability to assimilate with everyone.

"We Indians have a specialty. We accept everyone and assimilate with everyone," PM Modi said while addressing a community gathering at the Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara.

The PM was received at the Mehrabad International Airport here by Iran's Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia.

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Once Chabahar port is open, travelling to Afghanistan, Russia and Europe from India will become easier: Nitin Gadkari.

22 May 2016, 23:08 PM

Tomorrow, under the leadership of PM Modi, agreement on development of Chabahar port will take place between the two nations: Nitin Gadkari.

22 May 2016, 23:08 PM

During Vajpayee ji, decision to develop Chabahar port with Iran's help was taken, unfortunately, agreement didn't move forward: Nitin Gadkari.

22 May 2016, 20:22 PM

It's a matter of great privilege to celebrate 350 anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh shortly: PM Modi.

22 May 2016, 20:19 PM

The new generation should know about the sacrifices of the great Gurus and about Guru Granth Sahib: PM Modi.

22 May 2016, 20:18 PM

Animated by the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, we Indians make every country our home: PM Modi. 

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PM Modi arrived in Tehran a little while earlier: 

22 May 2016, 20:01 PM

Earlier PM Modi had tweeted: 

22 May 2016, 19:59 PM

Formal talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are scheduled is for tomorrow morning after a ceremonial welcome for PM Modi.

Rouhani will also host a lunch for him. 

PM Modi will also call on Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as well before his return.

22 May 2016, 19:58 PM

PM Modi, who is the first Indian Prime Minister having visited Iran in the last 15 years, was received at the Mehrabad International Airport by Iran's Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia.

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