The sixteenth round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Iran were held in Tehran today. Foreign Secretary Shri Vijay Gokhale led the Indian delegation and Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Seyyed Abbas Araghchi led the Iranian side.
During the Consultations, the two sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation, ongoing connectivity and infrastructure development projects including development of Shahid Behesthi Port, Chabahar and full operationalization of the Trilateral Transit Agreement (Chabahar Agreement) between India, Iran and Afghanistan. Both sides also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.
It was agreed to maintain the momentum of mutually beneficial multifaceted bilateral cooperation and exchanges between the two sides and to hold the next round of Joint Commission Meeting at the level of External Affairs Minister at an early date in Iran.
The next round of Foreign Office Consultations will be held in New Delhi on mutually convenient dates.