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India, Iran have potential to strengthen ties in the current situation: Ambassador 

Tehran, Friday, 16 November 2018

India’s Ambassador to Iran Saurabh Kumar told Tehran Times that both the countries have good potential to strengthen bilateral cooperation in different areas. On the Iranian nuclear programme, he said “we again have a principled and long-standing position, which is to recognize Iran’s right to nuclear energy, as well as, the interest of the international community to see that Iran’s nuclear program is entirely for peaceful purpose”.Source:Tehran Times


India-Morocco sign MLA pact; to help each other in criminal, legal matters

New Delhi, Monday, 12 November 2018

India and Morocco signed an agreement to help each other in criminal matters and provide legal assistance wherever required, the home ministry said. The agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters was signed by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Mohamed Aujjar, the minister of justice on behalf of Morocco in New Delhi. Source:The Times of India

India, Morocco sign extradition agreement in New Delhi,

New Delhi, Monday, 12 November 2018

India and Morocco signed extradition agreement. Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V K Singh and Minister of Justice of Morocco, Mohamed Auajjar signed the agreement. Source:All India Radio


Oman Air keen on greater interaction with India, 

New Delhi, Sunday, 27 November 2018

The government of Oman has requested India to increase the number of weekly seats that Oman Air can operate to and from India — from 27,000 to 70,000 seats.In December last year, the number of weekly seats the Oman carriers were permitted to operate was increased  to 27,405, up from 21,145 seats permitted earlier.Source:The Hindu Business Line


Palestine-India relations made remarkable progress in recent years: Indian Ambassador to Palestine

Ramallah, Saturday, 03 November 2018

In an interview to Wafa News, the Ambassador of India to Palestine Anish Rajan, underlined that bilateral relations have made remarkable progress over the past years and noted that India is carrying out projects exceeding US$40 million in Palestine.Source:WAFA News



Amid US Sanctions, India, Iran Discuss Ways to Shore up Trade Ties

Tehran, Sunday, 18 November 2019

Indian Ambassador to IranSaurabh Kumar, met with the Iranian official Masoud Khansari to discuss the ways to continue trade relations after the US President Donald Trump re-imposed the harsh sanctions on Iran. During the meeting Khansari said “The US sanctions may present a new window of opportunity for Iran-India ties.”Source:NDTV


India expects significant scaling up of Saudi investments

New Delhi, Friday, 30 November 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the in Argentina, where the two leaders are attending the G20 summit. Both the leaders discussed Saudi Arabia's readiness to supply India with oil and petroleum products. Source:The Hindu Business Line



India, Bahrain likely to sign agreement for collaboration in space tech,

New Delhi, Monday, 19 November 2018 

Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister for Transportation and Telecommunications, noted that Bahrain is likely to sign an agreement with Indian Space Agency ISRO for training and research purposes. The proposed MoU would mainly be for training purposes and both countries would cooperate on research and technology, he added.Source:The Hindustan


India and Egypt wish to augment environmental cooperation: Kulshreshth

Cairo, Thursday, 1 November 2018

India’s Ambassador to Egypt Rahul Kulshreshth expressed that bilateral relations between India and Egypt would be strengthened through the implementation of the training programme for economic and technical cooperation in various environmental fields, especially climate change.Source:Egypt Today

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