EAM Jaishankar to represent India at Iran President Raisi's oath-taking ceremony
The ceremony will take place in Tehran on August 5, and it will be attended by several heads of the government and foreign ministers.
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will visit Iran to represent India at the oath-taking ceremony of the new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. The ceremony will take place in Tehran on August 5, and it will be attended by several heads of the government and foreign ministers. India is among the few countries that have been invited for the inauguration of the new president.
This travel and meeting would be Jaishankar's second visit to Iran in a month. His last visit to Iran was while going to Moscow, and he called on President-elect Ebrahim Raisi during the stopover. During the stopover, he had handed over a personal message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Taking to Twitter, Indian EAM Jaishankar wrote: "Deeply value his strong commitment to strengthen our bilateral ties and expand cooperation on regional and global issues."
He also held talks with Iran's foreign minister Zarif in which Afghanistan was the key focus. After the negotiations, the Iranian ministry released the statement. The two sides stressed the need to strengthen intra-Afghan dialogue, which leads to a comprehensive political solution. The two met in Tehran earlier this month and held talks on various issues, from connectivity and Chabahar Port to the situation in Afghanistan.
Iran’s essential worry now is a stream of refugees into the country from Afghanistan if the Taliban takes control. In recent days, Tehran has closed its borders with Afghanistan, with the Iranian military keeping a watch on the border and developments in Afghanistan.