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Agreement to develop Chabahar port an important milestone: PM Modi in Iran

India and Iran signed 10 agreements on Monday, the second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to this Gulf nation, during delegation-level bilateral talks in Tehran.

india Updated: May 23, 2016 14:37 IST
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PM Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani deliver joint statement in Tehran.
PM Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani deliver joint statement in Tehran.(ANI )
         

India and Iran signed 10 agreements on Monday, the second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to this Gulf nation, during delegation-level bilateral talks in Tehran.

“India and Iran shared interest in the growth and prosperity of each other and that it was a privilege for him to visit the Islamic republic,” Modi said in a joint media conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.

India-Iran joint statement: As it happened

1:45pm: Highlights of PM Narendra Modi’s statements

- Agreement to develop Chabahar port and related infra and availability of about 500 million USD from India for this, is an important milestone.

- We shared concerns over radicalism and terrorism in our regions, also agreed to consult closely on combating threats of terrorism.

- It will be a historic occasion. It’ll open new routes for India, Iran and Afghanistan to connect among themselves.

- We can never forget Iran was one of the nations to offer support following the earthquake in Gujarat.

- Similarly India is proud to have stood beside Iran during its difficult times.

- The clarity of President Rouhani’s vision have deeply impressed me.

- In our meeting today we focused on the full range of our bilateral agreements.

- The outcomes and agreements made today offer a new opportunity for our partnership.

- Agreements signed with Iran today open a new chapter in our strategic partnership.


1:35pm: Highlights of PM Narendra Modi’s statements

- Grateful for gracious hospitality given to me.

- On behalf of 1.25 billion Indians extend greeting to Iranian people.

- Visiting Iran is a great privilege

- India and Iran are not new friends our ‘dosti’ centuries old.

- As friends and neighbours we have shared interests in each others growth and prosperity


1:30pm: Highlights of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s statement

- We made a decision to bring relations between our academics, universities, technology & scientific parts closer to each other.

- Chabahar port can serve as a point of connectivity between different countries, specially India and Afghanistan, also east of Europe.

- Considering that both countries have an important port like Chabahar, we can have vast cooperation.


1:15pm:
- Economic relationship between two countries can become much bigger compared to the past.


1:14pm:

- PM Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani deliver joint statement in Tehran


1:12pm:
- Agreement on Chabahar port signed between India and Iran.


1:10pm:

- Signing of agreements between India and Iran in Tehran.

Ahead of the talks, Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a “restricted” meeting.

The prime minister, who arrived in Tehran on Sunday evening, was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Monday morning.

With inputs from Agencies

First Published: May 23, 2016 13:40 IST