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Iran to Promote Cooperation with India in Energy, Health, Transportation

TEHRAN, Feb 28, 2018 (ICANA) – Head of Iran-India Parliamentary Friendship Group Nazar Afzali says Iranian parliament supports full implementation of the already reached agreements between Iran and India for cooperation in energy, health and transportation.

According to the Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency (ICANA), Afzali, heading a delegation comprising members of the group to New Delhi, made the remarks in a meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Indian Minister for her part, referred to historical and cultural commonalties of Iran and Indai and said, "We are eager to further expand friendly relations with respect to abundant proximities of Iranian and Indian nations."

She said more parliamentary talks can facilitate government cooperation so "we assess visit of Iran-India parliamentary friendship group in present juncture as positive and in favor of friendly relations between the two countries."

She went on to refer to the visit of Iranian president to India and visit of Indian president to Iran last year and said in the meetings, officials of the two countries in Tehran and New Delhi reached good agreements which if implemented, they will give considerable boost in Iran-India relations.

She said Indian government is in efforts to make Iran-India relations stronger and in this way, it welcomes any dialogue with Iranian state and parliamentary officials.

Nazar Afzali said Iranian president's India visit indicates Iran's endeavor to upgrade bilateral relations and said Iranian parliament will fulfil its mission to prepare the necessary legal grounds for expediting mutual cooperation and provides necessary support for expansion of bilateral relations.

Nazar Afzali highlighted pivot lines of the two sides' interest for cooperation and said Iran and India have signed good documents for cooperation in energy, health, transportation, communication and certain other areas, whose implementation will be fully supported by Iranian parliament.

Other members of Iran-India parliamentary friendship groups Zabihollah Nikfar, Farhad Falahati and Dariush Esmaili were also present in the meeting.


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