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Foreign Minister of Iran Dr Javad Zarif meets PM Narendra Modi
PM Modi congratulates Iran for reaching an agreement with P5+1 countries
PM Narendra Modi conveys India's commitment to work with Iran for development of the Chahabahar Port
Iran to work with India in areas of connectivity, oil and gas, investments, fertilizers, infrastructure development

The Foreign Minister of Iran Dr Javad Zarif called on the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. Prime Minister recalled his meeting with President Rouhani of Iran and reiterated that India attached high priority to its relations with Iran.

Prime Minister congratulated Iran for reaching an agreement with P5+1 countries and expressed confidence that it would contribute to greater peace and stability in the region.

Prime Minister conveyed India's commitment to work with Iran for development of the Chahabahar Port that would have far reaching benefit, not only for the people of India and Iran, but also for Afghanistan and the entire Central Asia region. Both exchanged views on the regional developments, including in Afghanistan, West Asia and South Asia.

Foreign Minister Zarif conveyed that Iran considered India its strategic partner and cannot forget the support India extended to Iran during its difficult times. Iran looked forward to working closely in all areas, including connectivity, oil and gas, investments, fertilizers, infrastructure development, among others.

He extended invitation on behalf of the President of Iran for the Prime Minister to visit Iran. Prime Minister agreed to visit Iran at mutually convenient dates to be decided through diplomatic channels.

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Prime Minister participates in 16th East Asia Summit on October 27, 2021
October 27, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the 16th East Asia Summit earlier today via videoconference. The 16th East Asia Summit was hosted by Brunei as EAS and ASEAN Chair. It saw the participation of leaders from ASEAN countries and other EAS Participating Countries including Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Russia, USA and India. India has been an active participant of EAS. This was Prime Minister’s 7th East Asia Summit.

In his remarks at the Summit, Prime Minister reaffirmed the importance of EAS as the premier leaders-led forum in Indo-Pacific, bringing together nations to discuss important strategic issues. Prime Minister highlighted India’s efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic through vaccines and medical supplies. Prime Minister also spoke about "Atmanirbhar Bharat” Campaign for post-pandemic recovery and in ensuring resilient global value chains. He emphasized on the establishment of a better balance between economy and ecology and climate sustainable lifestyle.

The 16th EAS also discussed important regional and international issues including Indo-Pacifc, South China Sea, UNCLOS, terrorism, and situation in Korean Peninsula and Myanmar. PM reaffirmed "ASEAN centrality” in the Indo-Pacific and highlighted the synergies between ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific (AOIP) and India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI).

The EAS leaders adopted three Statements on Mental Health, Economic recovery through Tourism and Sustainable Recovery, which have been co-sponsored by India. Overall, the Summit saw a fruitful exchange of views between Prime Minister and other EAS leaders.