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Ghani, Modi expected to visit Tehran next week

Ghani, Modi expected to visit Tehran next week

May 18, 2016 - 15:36

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to visit Tehran in the near future for signing a trilateral deal with Iran, Iranian media reported on Wednesday.

Mehr News Agency quoted an unnamed source in the Iranian Embassy in Kabul as saying the exact date of Ghani’s trip was yet to be firmed up.But he will be in Tehran concurrently with Modi for inking the MoU on the Chabahar Port.

Ghani’s second visit to Iran since he took office 20 months ago will take place in a week’s time, according to the news agency. The president paid his maiden trip to the neighbouring country in March, 2015.

In line with a trilateral accord finalised in April, India will be given access to landlocked Afghanistaninfo-icon through the Chabahar Port. The agreement will ensure greater flow of people and goods among the three countries.

Modi will arrive in Tehran on May 22 on a two-day official visit at the invitation of President Hassan Rouhani. He will hold talks on issues of common interest with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Rouhani.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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