New Delhi: After met with his Indian counterpart, President Ram Nath Kovind, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held ‘substantive’ talks with PM Narendra Modi on Saturday, just day after the both countries have signed 9 pacts.

As per the sources, the key pacts were signed in the areas of security, trade and energy as the 2 leaders deliberated on regional developments during their meeting.

While addressing a joint press conference after their meeting, Rouhani said that the regional conflicts between the 2 countries must be solved with diplomacy and political initiatives. He said, “We are determined to combat terrorism and extremism.” On the other hand, the Indian Prez appreciated Rouhani’s moves in developing strategically-important Chabahar Port.

By giving the details of the bilateral agreements signed between the 2 nations, PM Modi reiterated that Iranian Prez’s visit shows that both countries want to strengthen their power in key areas, including connectivity. Meanwhile, the 2 nations also exchanged instrument to ratify the deportation treaty and to simplify the visa process between the 2 countries.

Following the meeting, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “Both leaders held a substantive and productive discussion on cooperation in trade & investment, energy, connectivity, defence & security & regional issues.”

 

Earlier on Friday evening, Rouhani reached New Delhi after visiting Hyderabad where he offered Friday prayers at the Qutub Shahi tomb.

 

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