Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met the Indian National Security Advisor, 'Ajit Doval' on the sideline of the 5th annual Raisina Dialogue 2020.

Iran Press/Asia: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Indian National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval in New Delhi on Wednesday.

During the meeting in New Delhi, Zarif and Doval exchanged views about a range of issues, including the latest developments in bilateral relations between Tehran and New Delhi.

Iranian Foreign Ministry announced that the meeting had been ‘private’, without providing any further details.

Earlier, Zarif said India can play a role in de-escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf region as New Delhi is an important player, Iran Press reported.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue 2020 which is currently going on in the national capital.

Zarif arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday 14 January for a 3-day visit to attend in the 5th annual Raisina Dialogue, 14-16 January 2020.

The 5th annual session of Raisina Dialogue started in New Delhi on Tuesday 14 January and continues until Thursday 16 January.

At the annual Raisina Dialogue in India, 700 delegations from 103 countries, including political, economic, scientific and cultural figures from different parts of the world meet.

The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference held annually in New Delhi. Since its inception in 2016, the conference has emerged as India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics. 

Addressing the meeting and holding talks with high-ranking officials is on the agenda of Iran's top diplomat.

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