During his first bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian met with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Tuesday.
Amirabdollahian and Jaishankar also discussed the situation in Afghanistan. They stressed the need for the realization of the Afghan people’s will and the formation of an inclusive government without foreign interference.
In this meeting, the Iranian foreign minister announced Tehran’s readiness to promote cooperation and hold joint consular and economic commissions with India.
He also said the preferential trade agreement between the two countries and their cooperation in the field of energy must be finalized.
The Indian foreign minister also congratulated Iran on becoming a permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and invited his Iranian counterpart to visit New Delhi again.
Jaishankar also announced the Indian government’s readiness to immediately send Covid vaccines over which the two sides are negotiating. India has already promised to send the vaccines to Iran.