Iran overseas minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in India
to a “warm welcome” to carry talks with exterior affairs minister S
Jaishankar amid widespread anger in West Asian nations over
controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad made by two BJP leaders,
towards whom get together has taken motion. Abdollahian is on a three-day
go to with an intention to additional improve bilateral ties, Trend stories citing
“Foreign Minister of Iran, Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrives
to a heat welcome in India. The go to will additional enhance our deep
historic ties and partnership,” Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for
the ministry of exterior affairs, wrote on Twitter.
Jaishankar and Abdollahian will maintain talks at 1 pm on Wednesday.
The Iranian minister will journey to Mumbai and Hyderabad after
concluding his engagements in New Delhi.
Abdollahian’s is the primary go to to India by a senior minister
of a member nation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation after
the controversial remarks on the Prophet triggered outrage within the
Arab world and shortly unfold to different Muslim-majority nations. His
go to comes two days after Iran joined Arab nations in summoning
the Indian envoys to lodge protest towards the remarks by BJP
spokesperson Nupur Sharma and get together’s Delhi media cell head Naveen
Since then, over a dozen nations together with Saudi Arabia,
United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan,
Jordan, Bahrain, Maldives, Malaysia, Oman, Iraq and Libya have
denounced the feedback.
The Indian embassies in Qatar and Kuwait responded to the
objection saying the feedback “made by fringe elements” don’t
mirror the views of the federal government, highlighting that motion was
taken towards the 2 individuals by “relevant bodies”.
India and Iran have been collectively specializing in bettering
connectivity between South East Asia and Central Asia. Located in
the Sistan-Balochistan province on Iran’s southern coast, Chabahar
Port is anticipated to turn out to be a key regional transit hub. It is being
developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan to spice up connectivity and