Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki stressed expansion and broadening of relations between Tehran and New Delhi in all the various areas. According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau, Mottaki made the remarks in a meeting with Indian Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora here on Friday.
During the meeting, Mottaki noted the two countries’ desirable relations in the different areas, and voiced satisfaction and pleasure at India’s development and progress.
He further called on New Delhi to take longer strides within the framework of the two countries’ mutual interests.
The minister expressed the hope that the two states could deepen their ties through increased exchange of views and activities by the Iranian and Indian companies in different areas, including steel industries, refinery construction and petrochemical industries.
For his part, Indian petroleum and natural gas minister pointed to his fruitful meetings with the Iranian president and other officials, and emphasized the two countries’ good relations, reminding that Indian companies are now running a high level of activity in different energy-related areas, presenting Iran with technical and engineering services.
Murli Deora further voiced India’s preparedness to present increased services to Iran in grounds of technology and investment.