Iranian FM to visit India next week
(IRNA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki is expected here for a visit from November 16, the English daily Asian Age reported on Monday.
The visit is seen as providing an opportunity for the two countries to strengthen their bilateral relations which have witnessed some hiccups in the recent past, reports Trend.
Mottaki will be in Delhi for two days during which he will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and hold talks with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
All aspects of bilateral relations with particular focus on the proposed USD 7 billion Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline and other energy projects are expected to be discussed during the talks.
In the political field, the two sides are likely to commit themselves to further development of friendly relations that have been affected after India voted against Iran's nuclear program twice at the IAEA.
Iran's standoff with the international community over its nuclear program will also be discussed.
Mottaki was earlier scheduled to visit Indian in July but put off the trip at the last moment.