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EAM Jaishankar meets Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Dushanbe

EAM Jaishankar meets Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Dushanbe

Dushanbe/New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on the sidelines of the SCO summit in the Tajikistan capital.

“An exchange of courtesies - and perspectives - with President Raisi of Iran before the start of the SCO Summit,” he tweeted.

Iran has joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as its ninth member.

Earlier, the EAM also met the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and discussed strengthening bilateral relations and working together on regional challenges.
In a tweet, the EAM posted: “ Glad to meet Iranian FM @Amirabdolahian
on the sidelines of the SCO meet in Dushanbe.
“Discussed strengthening our bilateral relations and working together on regional challenges.”
The meeting in the Tajikistan capital comes over a fortnight after the EAM had made a congratulatory call to Abdollahian on his appointment as the new Iranian Foreign Minister.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the SCO Summit on Friday congratulated Iran on becoming a member, and also said India is investing in the Chabahar port.

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