Time ripe for Tehran-New Delhi soar of ties: Shamkhani

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) – Iran's Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) arrived in New Delhi to have meeting with his Indian counterpart and India’s prime minister.

“Enhancing bilateral cooperation with countries which stood by us in the period of unfair economic sanctions, is the top priority of the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said Ali Shamkhani Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) of Iran and the representative of the Leader in the SNSC on Friday upon landing on Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi.

Referring to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent two-day visit to Tehran in May, Shamkhani said that the new round of cooperation between Iran and India was established in Modi’s visit to Tehran and the grounds are ready for a soar of bilateral ties in all bilateral, regional, and international aspects.

“Bolstering cooperation in areas of politics, security, economy, and defense are the top priorities of the officials of the two countries,” asserted the Iranian official with reference to common grounds and shared approaches of Tehran and New Delhi.    

Referring to the high population of Muslims in India and shared background of civilization and history, Shamkhani called for expansion of cultural and religious relations between the two nations.

“In a situation where fake perceptions of the holy religion of Islam by Takfiri terrorists has marred the face of Muslims across the world, a purposeful communication between the Muslims around the world to counter the roots of terrorism is necessary,” articulated the Iranian Rear Admiral Upper Half.

Bilateral meetings with Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, and Ajit Kumar Doval, the chief executive of the National Security Council (NSC) of India, are in Shamkhani agenda of visit to India.

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