During extensive and fruitful discussions in Tehran, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Amir Abdullah explored a diverse array of subjects, encompassing bilateral relations, regional connectivity, and global concerns. Mr Jaishankar expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and engaged in a highly productive exchange with Dr. Amir Abdullah, covering various aspects of their countries' bilateral engagement. 

Mr. Jaishankar highlighted the regular momentum of high-level interactions, emphasizing the importance of ongoing communication between leaders, as evidenced by recent meetings between Prime Minister Modi and Iranian President Raisi at Johannesburg.
The Ministers focused on political, economic, and cultural aspects in their discussions, with India expressing interest in deepening regional connectivity with Iran. Mr Jaishankar reiterated India's commitment to projects such as the Chabahar port, emphasizing the need for direct leadership supervision for its success. 

Cultural ties between the nations were also underlined, with the announcement that Farsi would be included as one of the nine classical languages in India's new education policy. Discussions delved into the shared cultural, literary, and linguistic bonds, providing a

unique foundation for increased exchanges in various fields. 

Regional issues took center stage, with both ministers expressing shared concerns about recent events in West Asia. The importance of preventing further escalation of violence and hostilities was emphasized, and Jaishankar reiterated India's firm stance against terrorism. Discussions included addressing the visible humanitarian crisis, supporting sustainable humanitarian corridors, and India's contributions to Gaza. 

On the issue of Palestine, India reaffirmed its support for a two-state solution and called for diplomatic efforts to avoid provocative actions. The Ministers also discussed the increasing threats to maritime commercial traffic in the Indian Ocean, expressing grave concern over attacks near India and their direct impact on India's energy and economic interests.

The visit marks Jaishankar's first visit to Iran since its BRICS membership. The Ministers expressed confidence that the discussions would give momentum to bilateral cooperation and enhance understanding on regional and global issues. The enduring friendship between India and Iran, with an eye on mutual growth and prosperity, was highlighted as crucial in the current global landscape.

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