Jan 09, 2019 15:50 Asia/Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell in the Indian Capital city of New Delhi on Wednesday.

Iran Press / Asia: The meeting was held at Iranian foreign ministry residence on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue which is underway in India.

Mohammad Javad Zarif and Borrell conferred on latest development of mutual interest and they also discussed bilateral ties, Iran Press reported.

Earlier, Zarif in a meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed various dimensions of the bilateral relations, including economy, banking, petrochemicals, oil, energy and transportation fields.

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International and regional issues such as the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and conditions in Afghanistan were among other topics discussed by the two sides.

Iranian Foreign Minister is also expected to meet with his Australian counterpart Marise Payne.

Zarif is to address the Raisina Dialogue on Wednesday evening.

The Dialogue is India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics and annually attracts high-level participants from all over the world.

On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif met with former Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, at the sideline of an international forum in New Delhi, India.

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Zarif also delivered speech in a business forum which was held with the attendance of Iranian and Indian businessmen.

In the speech, Iranian Foreign Minister emphasized that Iran is and will be the most reliable energy provider for India.

Zarif also added, "No economic power can stop us doing business with India. No economic power can tell us you cannot have relationship with India, this can give you confidence on the partner you are choosing."

He said, "Iran is the most reliable energy provider for India and will not allow any consideration to impede the relationship between the two countries. 101/205


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