Sushma Swaraj meets Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Delhi, discusses energy and connectivity issues

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on visiting Iran President Hassan Rouhani and discussed a number of issues, including energy and connectivity

IANS February 17, 2018 14:59:46 IST
Sushma Swaraj meets Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Delhi, discusses energy and connectivity issues

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on visiting Iran President Hassan Rouhani and discussed a number of issues, including energy and connectivity.

"Strengthening cooperation in energy, connectivity, IT, education, culture and people-to-people contact came up for  discussion," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted following the meeting.

Sushma Swaraj meets Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Delhi discusses energy and connectivity issues

SushmaSwaraj called on President of Iran Hassan Rouhani on Saturday. Twitter@MEAIndia

Earlier on Saturday, Rouhani, who arrived in New Delhi on Friday evening from Hyderabad, was a accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

This is the first presidential visit from Iran to India in 10 years and comes after the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the West Asian nation in 2016.

Modi and Rouhani will hold delegation-level talks later in the day following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed.

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