Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif meets PM Modi
Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday to discuss opportunities to strengthen ties between the two countries post the end of economic sanctions that isolated Tehran. Sources said that the focus of the conversation would be “strengthening connectivity” and “boosting oil trade”.
Discussion about Modi visit to Iran was also on the agenda. Zarif, who arrived Thursday evening, was expected to start his day Friday with a meeting with the PM at 10 am, followed by meetings with Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Vice-President Hamid Ansari. He is scheduled to wrap up his visit Friday night. A top official told The Indian Express, “The focus of the discussions will be how to make the most of the relationship, as the economic sanctions are lifted. In short, it will be about life after sanctions.”