PM's Iran Visit: Modi Receives Ceremonial Welcome By Iran's President Hassan Rouhani
IANS | Tehran | Monday 23rd of May 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspecting the `Guard of Honour`, during his ceremonial welcome, at Saadabad Palace, in Tehran on May 23, 2016. The President of Iran Hassan Rouhani is also seen. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
TEHRAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two day visit to Iran, was on
Monday given ceremonial welcome by President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.
forward with Iran. Official engagements begin with a ceremonial welcome
by Rouhani," external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said
in a tweet.
"Building an enduring partnership. Modi and Rouhani exchange ideas at a restricted tete-a-tete," he said.
is expected to sign the trilateral agreement between India, Iran and
Afghanistan to develop the Chabahar port in the Islamic Republic.
energy security and bilateral trade are on top of Modi's agenda during
his visit which comes a little over a month-and-a-half after his trip to
The prime minister will also inaugurate an Indian cultural festival in Iran.
Modi will here hold talks with the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei.
prime minister's visit comes four months after the sanctions on Iran
were lifted and the international community is re-engaging with the