Swaraj Meets Visiting Iran Foreign Minister Zarif, Discusses Issues of Mutual Interest

Foreign Affairs

NNew Delhi. External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj met the visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Javad Zarif in New Delhi May 28. Both the Ministers, inter alia, discussed bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The two sides positively assessed the implementation of decisions taken during the visit of President Rouhani to India. These included bilateral cooperation in the areas of connectivity, energy, trade and promotion of people to people contacts.

Foreign Minister Zarif briefed about the discussions that Iran has undertaken with parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action following the US decision to withdraw from the Agreement.

The EAM conveyed that all parties should engage constructively for peaceful resolution of the issues that have arisen with respect to the Agreement.

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The other members of the delegation accompanying FM Zarif had separate meetings with their counterparts earlier in the day where they discussed measures for practical cooperation between the two sides.

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