Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.13/ Trend R.Zamanov
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the expansion of ties between Tehran and New Delhi.
He expressed hope that the two countries boost their bilateral trades despite sanctions imposed on Tehran, the IRNA News Agency reported.
"Iran and India have common interests and potential which make the two sides' willing to boost bilateral cooperation," Rouhani said.
"Expansion of ties in energy and railway sectors will benefit the two countries," he added.
Rouhni made the remarks during his meeting with the Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid.
The meeting was held at the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the Kyrgyz capital.
Khurshid for his part said that investing in Iran's energy sector especially in the Chabahar port city will pave the way for boosting the two countries' bilateral trades.
"India always supports Iran's right to develop peaceful nuclear energy," he said.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and military organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Iran, along with India, Pakistan and Mongolia has the "observer" status in the organization.
Rouhani started his official visit to Bishkek yesterday, to participate in the summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization today. This visit is his first foreign visit since taking office on August 4.
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