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PM Narendra Modi in Iran: Chabahar Port agreement to be signed today

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day state visit to Iran, is scheduled to meet the leaders of the host country on 23 May.

In Tehran, PM Modi will meet Iranian leaders and witness the signing of a number of agreements that are aimed at boosting economic ties.

After the ceremonial reception, PM Modi will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a restricted meeting followed by delegation level talks. The two leaders are expected to discuss issues of mutual interest like improving connectivity, regional and international issues including the menace of terror and extremism and the ways and means of carrying forward bilateral relations to a higher level. Later, both leaders will jointly address the press, highlighting the developments of their meeting.

After the talks, a number of agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a series of projects is likely to be signed. This will include the trilateral agreement on connectivity of India with landlocked Afghanistan through the Iranian port of Chabahar.

It will be witnessed by Prime Minister Modi and President Rouhani and Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

The prestigious Chabahar Port project was visualised during the earlier NDA regime but was put on hold, mainly due to the slapping of international sanctions against Iran.

-- With ANI inputs

First published: 23 May 2016, 9:37 IST