Iran, Russia, India Confer on Expanding Trilateral Cooperation

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    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran, Russia and India held a trilateral meeting in Moscow on Sunday, and exchanged views on the threats of the modern world and obstacles on the path to expanding regional cooperation between the neighboring states.

    Delegations from Iran, Russia and India attended the two-day trilateral event organized by the Russkiy Mir Foundation, on Saturday and Sunday where the participants discussed means of improving, bolstering and broadening cooperation between Russia, Iran and India.

    Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanayee, as well as Chairman of the Political and International Research Institute of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seyed Kazzem Sajjadpour represented the Islamic Republic of Iran in the event.

    Addressing the meeting, Iranian ambassador to Russia stressed the importance of coordination and trilateral collaborations between the three states saying conduction of joint projects should be facilitated.

    The official pointed to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the International North-South Passage, and the Iran-Pakistan-India gas project with the cooperation of Russia as highly important joint initiatives.

    Noting that the North-South Passage is of great significance to Iran and Russia, Sanayee said that participation in the project can also be highly important and beneficial to New Delhi.

    The official noted that there are trilateral projects in which Iran, Russia and India are involved.

    Referring to the long-term strategic ties between the Islamic Republic and Russia, Sanayee said the two countries are making every effort to boost mutual economic ties.

    He touched upon Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries to facilitate visa issuance, and said that such agreements have been signed between Iran and India in the past.

    During the first day of the meeting on Sunday, Chairman of the Committee on Education and Science at the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Nikonov reiterated Moscow’s interest in expanding ties with the neighbors, and expressed Russia’s readiness to develop bilateral ties with Iran.

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    Huh. What do you make of it?

    I am thrilled Iran and India can get along but find myself concerned if we are left out.

    India is usually not crazy but there are probably 1.5 billion people and a good amount of resources involved in those talks.

    Anything to be concerned about?
     
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    Iran is under heave sanction from the US. India happens to be one of the few countries (along with China and Russia) that is willing to do business (oil purchase) with Iran. It is mainly about India's oil needs.

    Russia on the other hand is a different story. India and Russia have history of close military co-operation which is vital for India's security.

    That is about it.
     
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