India-Iran Foreign Office Consultations

Nov 27: The 18th India-Iran Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) were held in Tehran on 26 November 2023. Shri Vinay Kwatra, Foreign Secretary and Dr Ali Bagheri Kani, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran co-chaired the meeting.

The two sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relationships, including connectivity projects such as Chabahar port, political engagements, trade & economic matters, cultural exchanges, people-to-people ties, agriculture cooperation, and capacity-building initiatives.

They also exchanged views on regional and global issues, including developments in Afghanistan and Gaza. The Indian side appreciated Iran’s participation in the Voice of Global South Summits this year.

During the visit, the Foreign Secretary called on the Foreign Minister of Iran H.E. Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. They discussed bilateral matters and current challenges in the region. He also met Dr Mehdi Safari, the Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy of Iran and discussed avenues for strengthening bilateral trade and economic ties.

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