External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Wednesday handed over a private message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran as he made a stopover on the Iranian capital on his method to Russia.
Jaishankar stated he additionally held “useful” discussions on regional and world points with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. It is known that the state of affairs in Afghanistan figured prominently within the talks.
“Thank President-elect Ebrahim Raisi for his gracious welcome. Handed over a personal message from PM @narendramodi. Appreciate his warm sentiments for India,” Jaishankar tweeted.
“Deeply value his strong commitment to strengthen our bilateral ties and expand cooperation on regional and global issues,” he added.
Raisi, the pinnacle of Iran’s judiciary and identified to be shut to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, received final month’s presidential election by a landslide.
“Always a warm welcome from FM @JZarif. Useful discussion on regional and global affairs,” Jaishankar stated after his assembly with Zarif.
Iranian media reported that the 2 Foreign Ministers burdened on the necessity to strengthen intra-Afghan dialogue that might end in a complete political partnership in Afghanistan.
Iran Wednesday hosted an intra-Afghan dialogue and the Afghan delegation on the talks was headed by Yunus Qanuni, the previous international minister of Afghanistan. The Taliban delegation was headed by the deputy head of Taliban’s political workplace Shir Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, in accordance to the IRNA information company.
Along with Russia, Iran has been enjoying a serious position within the Afghan peace course of that has witnessed a renewed momentum within the wake of the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, a course of that’s anticipated to finish by September 11.
Afghanistan has witnessed a collection of terror assaults and makes an attempt by the Taliban to broaden its territorial management over the previous couple of weeks, triggering considerations amongst a number of key stakeholders.
It is learnt that Jaishankar and Zarif additionally deliberated on the state of affairs within the Gulf area and the prospect of the Vienna talks in reviving the Iran nuclear deal and the Chabahar port undertaking.
Jaishankar is paying a three-day go to to Russia to focus on all the vary of bilateral points in addition to key regional and worldwide developments.
Sources stated his go to is geared toward getting ready the bottom for the annual India-Russia summit and discussing the state of affairs in Afghanistan.