Jan 26, 2022 08:43 UTC
  • President Raeisi: Iran open to close ties with India in all fields

Iran's President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi expressed the country’s readiness to broaden relations with India in various areas and open a “new chapter” in mutual cooperation.

According to Tasnim news agency, in separate messages to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, President Raeisi congratulated the Indian government and people on the Republic Day, a national holiday marking the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on January 26, 1950.

In the message to his Indian counterpart, the Iranian president hailed the outstanding relations between the two countries, as two old civilizations in Asia with rich cultures.

Expressing confidence that Iran and India will open a new chapter in their cooperation, President Raeisi said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has the necessary determination and readiness to expand and deepen the relations with India in all fields.”

In the message to Modi, President Raeisi expressed hope for the enhancement of cooperation between Tehran and New Delhi in light of their cultural and civilizational commonalities and age-old relations.

In a meeting with Minister of External Affairs of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Tehran in July 2021, Raeisi said the top priorities in the country’s cooperation with India are ensuring collective security with the participation of all regional countries as well as extensive economic interaction.