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PM Narendra Modi embarks on Iran visit; from Tehran Gurudwara to combating terrorism - These are his top priorities

Prime Minister Modi's first tour to Iran will feature discussions on terrorism in the region as well.


PM Narendra Modi embarks on Iran visit; from Tehran Gurudwara to combating terrorism - These are his top priorities

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left on a two-day official visit to Iran at the invitation of President Hassan Rouhani.

Prime Minister Modi's visit will mainly focus on connectivity and infrastructure, energy partnership with Tehran and boosting bilateral trade. It will help in promoting regular consultations on peace and stability, particularly in the region and extended neighbourhood.

Prime Minister Modi's first tour to Iran will feature discussions on terrorism in the region as well as on India's desire to secure energy assets for a fast growing economy. 

During the visit, the Prime Minister will meet Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on Monday. Talks will be held on security and peace issues between the Indian Prime Minister and Iranian President during their meeting.

Developing connectivity, infrastructure and encouraging people to people contacts will be the other priorities of Prime Minister's visit to the Gulf nation. 

India, Iran and Afghanistan will sign an agreement on developing Chabahar port on May 23. The port will be a game changer for regional connectivity, especially for Afghanistan, which can find an assured and reliable alternative access to India via sea. The route will also significantly enhance prospects for India's connectivity with Afghanistan, Central Asia and beyond through synergies with other initiatives touching the region such as North-South transport corridor.

TOP PRIORITIES

Taking to Twitter, PM Narendra Modi shared the details of his visit:-

-"I will visit Gurudwara in Tehran and inaugurate an International Conference on  ‘retrospect and prospect’ of India and Iran relations."

-"I also look forward to the conclusion of the Chahbahar Agreement during my visit."

-"Enhancing connectivity, trade, investments, energy partnership, culture and people to people contacts would be our priority."

-"My meetings with President Rouhani and Hon’ble Supreme Leader of Iran will provide an opportunity to advance our strategic partnership."

-"India and Iran enjoy civilizational ties and have shared interest in the peace, security, stability and prosperity of the region."

-"I am looking forward to my visit to Iran today & tomorrow, at the invitation of President Rouhani."

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