The President-elect of Iran has invited India to the swearing-in ceremony.

805372553The-President-elect-of-Iran-has-invited-India-to-the-swearing-in-ceremony.jpg

By: Priyanka Sikdar

Last Update: 2021-07-10 13:05:49 IST

  • Follow Us

Raisi was "quite cordial" in his first meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who stopped in Tehran on his way to Russia on Wednesday and was one of the first foreign dignitaries to call on the president-elect, according to sources.

The President-elect of Iran has invited India to the swearing-in ceremony.

The Indian Express has learned that Iran's new President-elect Ebrahim Raisi has invited India to his inauguration ceremony on August 5.

Raisi was "quite cordial" in his first meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who stopped in Tehran on his way to Russia on Wednesday and was one of the first foreign dignitaries to call on the president-elect, according to sources. Raisi also received a personal message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which Jaishankar delivered.

The participation — which government of India delegate will attend the oath-taking ceremony in Tehran — will be decided soon. “It will be an opportunity to strengthen ties, especially when the new leadership has taken office,” he says.

On August 5, the second anniversary of the repeal of Article 370 and the division of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, which Iran had strongly opposed.

On Wednesday, Jaishankar met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for “useful” discussions on regional and global concerns. According to reports, the two ministers discussed the growing situation in Afghanistan, as well as the situation in the Gulf area and the prospects of the Vienna discussions on renewing the Iran nuclear deal and the Chabahar port project.

According to Iranian media, the two discussed the importance of bolstering intra-Afghan discussion in order to achieve a comprehensive political cooperation in Afghanistan. Iran, together with Russia, has played a key role in the Afghan peace process, which has gained new traction in the wake of the US troop pullout from Afghanistan on September 11.

On Wednesday, Iran hosted an intra-Afghan debate, with YunusQanuni, Afghanistan's former foreign minister, leading the Afghan team. According to the IRNA news agency, the Taliban delegation was led by Shir Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the deputy leader of the Taliban's political office.

 

Most Popular News
1772558942India-vs-Sri-Lanka-Ind-vs-SL-3rd-ODI-Highlights.jpg

India vs Sri Lanka, Ind vs SL 3rd ODI Highlights

773833368International_Tiger_Day_2021.jpg

International Tiger Day 2021

1340973988Tom-Daley-lengthy-wait-for-gold-came-to-an-end-in-Tokyo-in-2020.jpg

Tom Daley’s lengthy wait for gold came to an end in Tokyo in 2020.

1428657951Joey-Jordison-the-drummer-and-founding-member-of-Slipknot-has-died-at-the-age-of-46.jpg

Joey Jordison, the drummer and founding member of the heavy metal band Slipknot has died at the age of 46.

1540954856World-Hepatitis-Day-2021.jpg

World Hepatitis Day 2021

879105178Vijay-Mallya-the-fugitive-businessman-has-been-declared-bankrupt-by-a-UK-court.jpg

Vijay Mallya, the fugitive businessman, has been declared bankrupt by a UK court

601056350India-vs-Sri-Lanka-1st-T20.jpg

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20

769055099Mirabai-Chanu-won-a-silver-medal-in-weightlifting.jpg

Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in weightlifting, giving India its first medal in Tokyo

1664881721LIVE-UPDATES-ON-ICSE-ISC-RESULTS-2021.jpg

LIVE UPDATES ON ICSE, ISC RESULTS 2021: The CISCE Board will soon release the results of the 10th and 12th grades

492199788Zomatos-stock-closes-at-126-on-its-first-day-of-trading-a-65-percent-premium.jpg

Zomato’s stock closes at 126 on its first day of trading, a 65 percent premium

Top 10 News

The Indian Voice

It's your choice

When we make the Indian Voice available to you online, we use cookies and similar technologies to help us to do this. Some are necessary to help our website work properly and can't be switched off, and some are optional but support the Indian Voice and your experience in other ways.

When we make the Indian Voice available to you online, we use cookies and similar technologies to help us to do this. Some are necessary to help our website work properly and can't be switched off, and some are optional but support the Indian Voice and your experience in other ways.

When we make the Indian Voice available to you online, we use cookies and similar technologies to help us to do this. Some are necessary to help our website work properly and can't be switched off, and some are optional but support the Indian Voice and your experience in other ways.

Yes, I’m happy Manage my cookies