PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Iran President, says delighted to meet Rouhani

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Iran President Hasan Rouhani in Ufa.

Ufa (Russia), July 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held bilateral talks with Iran President Hassan Rouhani in Russia. The two leaders shook hands and exchanged pleasantries, before discussing matters of mutual interest.

Expressing his delight to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the Prime Minister said that he discussed about forging stronger ties between the two sides.

The Prime Minister tweeted: “Was delighted to meet President @HassanRouhani and talk to him about stronger India-Iran ties,” adding “Discussed the immense opportunities of economic cooperation among BRICS Nations with Indian CEOs during our meeting.”

In a series of tweets, Modi posted: “At #BRICS Business Council, emphasised on merits of close economic relations and business engagement with key developing regions of the world. Given our strengths, we can create excellent synergies in many sectors, the results of which will be far-reaching.”

Following bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Modi met the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Ufa, Russia.

The BRICS summit will see an official welcome as well as the customary meeting that leaders have with the members of the BRICS business council.

The theme of this summit is ‘BRICS partnership: A powerful factor for Global Development’, which covers both political and economic issues. However, the emphasis is on economic cooperation.

Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in Ufa on Wednesday, interacted with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, before holding an 85-minute-long meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

(With Agency Inputs)

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