Jan 7, 2019, 4:33 PM
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Iran's Zarif leaves for India

Tehran, Jan 7, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, heading a high-ranking delegation, left Tehran for New Delhi to attend annual international conference of the Raisina Dialogue.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said meeting Indian officials, participating in the joint trade conference between the two countries, attending and delivering a speech at the annual international conference of the Raisina Dialogue are on Zarif's itinerary.

According to India's media, meeting his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj, India's oil minister and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi are other plans of Zarif's three-day trip to India.

According to the Indian media the trip is taking place while Delhi is attempting to balance the strategic relationship between Tehran and Washington.

The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference held in New Delhi annually. Since its inception in 2016, the conference has emerged as India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics. The conference is hosted by the Observer Research Foundation, an independent think tank, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs of India.


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