TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif describes discussion with the visiting Indian counterpart as “excellent”.

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In a post on his social media page on Sunday afternoon Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote, it was “a pleasure to co-chair 19th Joint Commission Meeting with India’s External Affairs Minister Jaishankar in Tehran”.

Zarif also positively described the discussion with visiting Indian official on different field, writing, “Excellent discussions on closer bilateral relations and regional and global issues affecting our respective countries.”

He then added that the ties between Iran and India “are ancient, historic and unbreakable.”

Jaishankar arrived in Tehran on Sunday to take part in the 19th meeting of Iran-India Joint Commission, co-chaired by him and Zarif.

The Indian foreign minister’s 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.