Tehran, 2 May 2023 (TDI): Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iran Hossein Amirabdollahian met with National Security Advisor of India Ajit Doval yesterday.

The top Indian security official was in Tehran on a one-day trip during which he met with senior Iranian officials, including President Ebrahim Raisi.

Ajit Kumar Doval is the National Security Advisor of India to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was the Intelligence Bureau chief and Indian Police Service officer.

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Before this meeting, NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with his Iranian counterpart Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani.

The two officials discussed economic, political, and security issues concerning the two countries as well as regional and international developments.

Doval said the recent agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to normalize their diplomatic ties would have profound regional effects on changing relations in the international system.

He also said India considered the Chabahar port, in southeastern Iran, as a gateway for increased cooperation between Iran and India.

In the meeting with the Foreign Minister of Iran, Amirabdollahian and Doval discussed a range of issues, including Tehran-New Delhi cooperation. The Iranian foreign minister expressed hope that the two countries further expand their cooperation on key regional and international issues, including fighting against terrorism and drug trafficking.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran presented an assessment of the level of economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries.

He also called for the improvement of relations in these areas. He expressed hope that holding the new round of the joint commission on economic cooperation between the two countries in Tehran would provide a suitable platform for realizing new mobility.

Ajit Doval, India’s National Security Adviser, pointed out the importance of the existing international conditions and the changes and transformations that are about to take place on the world stage.