TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Minister of External Affairs of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will pay a visit to Tehran on Sunday to participate in the 19th meeting of Iran-India Joint Commission, local sources reported.
According to a Saturday report from ANI, the top Indian diplomat is going to travel to Iran on December 22 for a two-day visit.
Jaishankar is scheduled to take part in the 19th meeting of Iran-India Joint Commission, to be co-chaired by him and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs has announced that Jaishankar will also hold a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the trip.
The report of the Indian foreign minister’s upcoming trip to Iran came after a senior Trump administration official announced that Washington has provided a rare exemption to India from sanctions on the Chabahar port in Iran as it recognizes that the strategic project is a lifeline for war-torn Afghanistan to get humanitarian supplies from India.
Chabahar is a port city on the east coast of the Sea of Oman. It is strategically crucial as it gives access route to landlocked Afghanistan. Chabahar port, which is surrounded by a free trade zone, is vital particularly since Pakistan does not allow transit facility from India to Afghanistan.