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Iran an important partner, want to strengthen relations: Pranab Mukherjee

Iran an important partner, want to strengthen relations: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi: Terming Iran as an important partner, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that India looks forward to strengthen bilateral cooperation with the Persian Gulf country.

He also extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and the people of that country on the eve of the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.

“We consider Iran as an important partner and look forward to strengthening our bilateral cooperation across diverse areas on the basis of our shared interests.

“I am confident that such engagement will bring stability and prosperity to the entire region,” Mukherjee said in a message to Grand Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Islamic Revolution stands testimony to the great valour and sacrifices of the people of Iran, he said.

“India-Iran relations are rooted in history and are based on our close cultural and civilisational linkages that span millennia,” the President said.

PTI