India, Iran hold Foreign Office Consultations

Foreign Affairs

New Delhi. The 15th round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Iran were held in New Delhi July 16.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale led the Indian delegation and Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Seyyed Abbas Araghchi led the Iranian side. The latter also called on the Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar.

Both sides reviewed and positively assessed the progress in implementation of decisions taken during the State visit of the President of Iran to India in February 2018, especially for enhancing connectivity and strengthening cooperation in trade and economic issues and in the promotion of people-to-people exchanges.

Views were also exchanged on regional and international issues of mutual interest, including the efforts being made by various Parties to address issues that have arisen over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

It was agreed to maintain the momentum of mutually beneficial multifaceted bilateral cooperation and exchanges between the two sides and to hold the next round of Joint Commission Meeting at the level of External Affairs Minister in Iran in November 2018.

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