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Iran, India underline development of bilateral ties

New Delhi, Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi and Indian Minister of Transportation and Shipping Nitin Gadkari stressed the need for promoting bilateral relations.

Akhoundi is on a two-day official visit to India at the invitation of his Indian counterpart.

The visit takes place with the aim of promoting strategic cooperation between the two countries in the field of transportation and submit President Hassan Rouhani's official invitation letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take part in Asia Cooperation Meeting.

During the meeting, Akhoundi and his Indian counterpart underlined implementation of agreements signed by the two countries on the development of Chabahar Port and development of economic cooperation through facilitating banking mechanisms and conducting transactions using rupee and rial.

Gadkari said that both countries boast of very good potentials for connecting to the world's trade and consumption areas. India as a major pole in East Asia and a significant economy in South Asia can easily connect to Central Asia, Russia and Europe.

Chabahar boasts of a very strategic status and it can link India to Afghanistan. The most important topic discussed by the two ministers was implementation of agreements on Chabahar Port.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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