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India-Iran Ties Are Ripe for a Reset

The Iranian foreign minister?s visit to India may signal a rethink of the relationship.Iran?s Foreign Minister Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was on an official visit to India from June 8 to 10, during which he held talks with Dr. S. Jaishankar, the Indian external affairs minister. This was his first visit to India since assuming office in August 2021 and comes at a crucial juncture amid geopolitical churn not only in the region but across the globe.Amir-Abdollahian also called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a privilege not accorded to all visiting foreign ministers. Tweeting on the meeting, Modi highlighted how ?relations have mutually benefitted both the countries and have promoted regional security and prosperity.?The official statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs highlighted the exchange of views on important issues like the Iran nuclear deal, the Ukraine conflict, and the situation in Afghanistan. India ?appreciated the role of Iran in facilitating India?s medical assistance to Afghanistan, including supply of COVID-19 vaccines to Afghan nationals residing in Iran.? In addition, all bilateral issues including cooperation in the field of regional connectivity and the progress made at the Chabahar port were reviewed. Exuding confidence at the outcome of the visit, the Iranian foreign minister&



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