Even before the newly elected President of Iran Ibrahim Raisi took office, Indian Foreign Minister Dr. S. On Wednesday met the Indian delegation that reached Tehran under the leadership of Jaishankar. During this, he has invited India for his swearing-in ceremony on August 5. Former judiciary chief Ibrahim Raisi won Iran’s presidential election last month. He will assume office in early August.
This is the first time that Ibrahim Raisi has met a foreign guest even before taking office. The Indian Foreign Minister is the first foreign dignitary to meet the elected President of Iran. Discussions took place in the meeting regarding the relations between the two countries. While leaving for Russia on a three-day visit, S Jaishankar made a brief halt in Tehran on the way and met Ibrahim Raisi.
The Iranian leadership invited India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new President, which India accepted. It is not yet decided who will represent New Delhi. Some of the countries invited for the ceremony include India.
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar met newly elected President Ibrahim Raisi with a personal message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sources tell India Today that in a hand-written letter, the Indian Prime Minister invited the Iranian leader to visit India when the situation in Corona improves.
Jaishankar tweeted along with his pictures with Ibrahim Raisi, ‘Thank you to the elected President Ibrahim Raisi for his grand welcome. Handed over a personal message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We value their strong commitment to strengthen our bilateral ties, expand cooperation on regional and global issues.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry tweeted, “Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who is in Iran to deliver a written congratulatory message from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Iranian President Ayatollah Sayyed Ibrahim Raisi, met Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday afternoon.”
The External Affairs Minister held talks with his counterpart Jawad Zarif on various issues ranging from bilateral relations, connectivity, Chabahar port to the situation in Afghanistan.
On the other hand, the Iranian Embassy in New Delhi tweeted that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar in Tehran and discussed bilateral relations and regional issues. After this, the Indian Embassy in Tehran retweeted it.
Earlier in June, PM Modi had congratulated Ibrahim Raisi on winning the presidential election. PM Modi tweeted, “Congratulations to Ibrahim Raisi for being elected the President of Iran. I will work closely with them to take forward the relations between India and Iran.