Indian PM met Iran's Supreme Leader
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 29 /Trend, D. Khatinoglu/
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Mehr reported.
Khamenei said during the meeting that the U.S. are not reliable and credible partner for any country, but Israel.
He said that Iran-India's cooperation opportunities are massive and anything is ready to boost bilateral relations in infrastructural and trade sphere.
'We had indeed proposed to schedule a meeting with Ayatollah Khemenei. During the meeting, the Prime Minister will raise all issues for India-Iran bilateral relations and issues of interest and concern to us," Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said while briefing reporters here on Prime Minister's four-day Iran visit, according to IRNA.
India attaches great importance to ties with Iran and the Prime Minister will also seek to boost cooperation in key areas, including trade during his meetings with the Iranian leadership, Mathai said, adding that the two sides will also review the status of bilateral ties.
Mathai also said meetings with other leaders are also being scheduled on the sidelines of the Summit on Thursday and Friday.
A host of meeting with the leaders of other NAM countries, including Pakistan, is also likely to take place on the sidelines of the 16th Summit of 120-nation grouping,
This will be Manmohan Singh's third NAM summit after Havana (2006) and Sharm el Sheikh (2009) and first bilateral visit at this level to Iran after 2001.