Delegation talks between India -Iran to improve trade

Delegation talks between India -Iran to improve trade

Swaraj started the engagement in Tehran by visiting a Gurudwara and a community school.

The Dollar Business Bureau

With an aim to improving the bilateral trade, Sushma Swaraj organized a delegation level talk with Javed Zarif, her counterpart from Iran. Presently, Swaraj is on a two-day visit to Tehran.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted, “A conference of civilizations. EAM @SushmaSwaraj and FM @JZarif hold delegation level talks on India Iran relations.”

Swaraj started the engagement in Tehran by visiting a Gurudwara and a community school. “The Gurudwara, established in 1941, and the Indian school cater to the needs of the vibrant community in Tehran,” he said

“Returning an important call. After FM @JZarif’s visit to Delhi last year, he receives EAM at the Foreign Ministry,” Vikas said in a series of tweets.

Swaraj assured the members of the Indian community that, she would talk about their concerns to the leadership of Iran. The External Affairs minister also visited Kendriya Vidyala and spoke to the students, where she along with S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary enjoyed a cultural program which was organized by the students in their honour. Swarup tweeted, “Indian curriculum, international outlook. EAM @SushmaSwaraj interacts with students at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tehran.”She spoke to the students about the India – Iran relationship. “I am commencing my visit to Iran with a new energy after meeting with the Indian community.

Iran is an important partner to India for energy security. Tehran has vast oil and natural gas reserves and India currently imports 12 million tons of crude oil from Iran.

This visit of the minister comes during an opportune moment when Japan, US, China and other European nations are planning to invest in the country.
Swaraj will leave for Moscow from Iran, for a meeting with the foreign ministers of Russia and China which is to happen on April 18th.

Swaraj will join Wang Yi and Sergey Lavrov, her Chinese and Russian counterparts, along with Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime minister of Russia, to coordinate positions and exchange views on regional and international issues.

The Dollar Business Bureau - Apr 18, 2016 12:00 IST