Indian envoy: New Delhi keen to expand bilateral ties with Tehran
Indian Ambassador to Iran Serio Stava, in a meeting with member of the Iranian Parliament's Presiding Board Javad Jahangirzedeh, emphasized New Delhi's intention and will to expand bilateral relations with Iran in various arenas, Fars News reported.
The envoy pointed to the 20 billion-dollar volume of economic cooperation between Iran and India, adding that Indian economy has great capacity for development and expansion of cooperation with Iran.
Stava, by referring to the two thousand years of relations between the two nations and cultural commonalities said that Indian nation viewpoint on ties with Iran is a strategic one and we believe that Iran has a bright and golden future.
He added that India believes in continuation of all-out cooperation with Iran and intends to remove problems and obstacles in this concern.
Iran and India which have deep historical and cultural relations are now seeking to further expand political and economic ties.
India, the world's fourth-largest petroleum consumer, is Iran's second largest oil customer after China and purchases around $12 billion worth of Iranian crude every year, about 12 percent of its consumption.