Iran President's India Visit LIVE: Hassan Rouhani, PM Modi Meet; Trade, Chabahar Port On Agenda

 
Iran President's India Visit LIVE: Hassan Rouhani, PM Modi Meet; Trade, Chabahar Port On Agenda

 

NEW DELHI:  Ahead of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, Iran has expressed willingness to share its vast oil and natural gas resources with India for the prosperity of its people and offered to simplify visa norms to strengthen the relations between the two countries. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is on a three-day visit to India, said that the current century belongs to Asia where New Delhi and Tehran have a very important role to play. He also emphasised on the importance of the Chabahar port being jointly built in southeastern Iran, saying it will open the transit route for India to Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asian countries as well as Europe. Ahead of the bilateral meeting between both countries, President Rouhani said, "We, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, believe that the people of Iran and India have had friendly relations with each other. We have had (close) cultural, economic and other relations with each other since the last many centuries." President Rouhani was given a state reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning.
 
Here are the LIVE Updates of Iran President Hassan Rouhani's India visit and his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi:
 
Feb 17, 2018
10:40:48 (IST)
Iran President Hassan Rouhani's Statement After Receiving A Ceremonial Welcome At Rashtrapati Bhavan
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued a short statement at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning after he was given a ceremonial welcome. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the Iranian President to India.

Watch Iran President Hassan Rouhani's statement below:

10:31 (IST)
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. The Iranian president is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi this afternoon. India and Iran look to enhance cultural relations and deepen economic ties.

10:14 (IST)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Gets Ceremonial Welcome At Rashtrapati Bhavan

This is first visit to India by an Iranian President in ten years. President Rouhani, who has been in India for the last two days - visiting Hyderabad - was given a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed President Rouhani, who also gave a short statement to the media after the welcome ceremony.

09:58 (IST)
Ahead of the bilateral meeting between both countries, President Rouhani said, "We, in the Islamic Republic of Iran, believe that the people of Iran and India have had friendly relations with each other. We have had (close) cultural, economic and other relations with each other since the last many centuries." President Rouhani was given a state reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning.
09:57 (IST)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is on a three-day visit to India, said that the current century belongs to Asia where New Delhi and Tehran have a very important role to play. He also emphasised on the importance of the Chabahar port being jointly built in southeastern Iran, saying it will open the transit route for India to Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asian countries as well as Europe.
09:56 (IST)
Ahead of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, Iran has expressed willingness to share its vast oil and natural gas resources with India for the prosperity of its people and offered to simplify visa norms to strengthen the relations between the two countries.

Source: (ndtv.com)