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FM Zarif lauds huge turnout in President Rouhani’s India speech

Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message hailed huge participation of people in President Hassan Rouhani's speech in Hyderabad, India on Friday.

'With President Rouhani in his first state visit to India. Huge and enthusiastic turnout for his Friday Prayer speech in Hyderabad's Makkah Masjid focused on solidarity among Muslims and compassion for humankind,' he said in a Twitter message.

'Official meetings in Delhi on Sat with agreements to sign,' he wrote.

President Rouhani is visiting India at the official invitation of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who also visited Iran last year.

He is accompanied by the Iranian Ministers of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif, Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh, Road and Urban Development Mohammad Akhundi, and Industry Mohammad Shariatmadari.

A large delegation from Iranian private sector businessmen and tradesmen are also in India as part of the President's Rouhani delegation.

Iranian president will travel to the capital New Delhi where he is to receive an official welcome by the highest ranking

Indian officials and meet with Indian President Ram Nath Konvid, Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi and Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

He is also to take part in Iran-India economic gathering.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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