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Iranian envoy meets BJP chief

Iranian envoy to India Gholam Reza Tuesday called on BJP president Rajnath Singh and was learnt to have discussed issues of mutual interest of both the countries.

Iranian envoy to India Gholam Reza Tuesday called on BJP president Rajnath Singh and was learnt to have discussed issues of mutual interest of both the countries.

Singh was learnt to have enquired about Iranian outlook towards the scheduled pullout of NATO forces from Afghanistan in 2014. The BJP president,incidentally,had also evinced interest in Afghanistan situation after 2014 during US Ambassador’s meeting with him last month.

Singh also sought to know about progress on Indian involvement in development of Chabahar port in Iran. He apparently also favoured linking the port to Afghanistan through a rail link.

This is the second high profile envoy’s meeting with Singh in less than a month’s time. Sources claim that several other Ambassadors have sought an appointment with the BJP leadership.