NEW DELHI – Islamic Republic of Iran and India stressed further development and enhancement of bilateral cooperation in economic field.
Visiting Iran’s Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani made the remarks in New Delhi in his meeting with India’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Kumar Doval during which he called for the removal of barriers to the economic relations between the two countries of Iran and India.
Shamkhani, who arrived in India’s capital New Delhi on Tuesday to attend 3rd Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan in Indian capital on Nov. 10, said that economic relations between the two countries are not satisfactory and effective steps must be taken to remove barriers in the related field.
One of the most important issues between the two countries is to accelerate full commissioning of Chabahar Port, he said, “Islamic Republic of Iran wants to use its capacities for development and growth of the region so that establishing strong bilateral relations with India can pave the way in this direction.”
In addition to cooperating with India in international, regional and bilateral arenas, Iran wants to expand relations with India based on its scientific, technical and transit capacities, Shamkhani added.
India’s National Security Adviser, for his part, emphasized the significance of establishing relations with Iran and stressed the need to expand cooperation, especially in economic and security fields.
Doval expressed regret about the insufficient level of economic relations between the two sides and stressed the need to remove obstacles.