Jaishankar meets Iran’s Prez-elect in Tehran; hands over personal message of PM Modi


New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Wednesday handed over a personal message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran as he made a stopover at the Iranian capital on his way to Russia.

Jaishankar said he also held “useful” discussions on regional and global issues with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

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“Thank President-elect Ebrahim Raisi for his gracious welcome. Handed over a personal message from PM @narendramodi. Appreciate his warm sentiments for India,” Jaishankar tweeted.

“Deeply value his strong commitment to strengthen our bilateral ties and expand cooperation on regional and global issues,” he added.

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Raisi, the head of Iran’s judiciary and known to be close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, won last month’s presidential election by a landslide.

“Always a warm welcome from FM @JZarif. Useful discussion on regional and global affairs,” Jaishankar said after his meeting with Zarif.

It is understood that the evolving situation in Afghanistan figured prominently in the talks.

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