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President Rouhani arrives in New Delhi

New Delhi, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in the Indian capital on Friday evening after two days stay in Hyderabad city, south of India.

The Iranian president left Tehran for Hyderabad on Thursday to meet with the senior Indian officials and sign documents on Iran-India trade and commerce cooperation.

The president also attended the Friday prayers in Hyderabad and addressed the worshippers.

President Rouhani will meet with his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the country's foreign minister on Saturday.

The visit to India is taking place at the official invitation of the Indian prime minister who visited Iran last year.

President Rouhani is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif, Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh, Road and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Akhundi, and Industry Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari.

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

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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