TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - During the meeting, Zarif pointed to good and expanding ties between Iran and India, saying that inaugurating Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar Province has boosted bilateral and regional cooperation between Tehran and New Delhi and shows significance of the port in regional development and connection routes between Central Asian countries with other countries via Oman Sea and Indian Ocean.
Sushma Swaraj, for her part, emphasized developing bilateral ties between Iran and India.
Earlier in May, Javad Zarif underlined the need for the removal of obstacles in the way of Tehran-New Delhi cooperation in the banking sector.
"I am hopeful that Iran and India will broaden their relations in the economic field, specially banking and trade relations," Zarif said in a meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Tehran on Tuesday.
The Iranian foreign minister pointed to the status quo of Iran-India relations, and said, "The two countries have a lot of common grounds to enhance mutual cooperation in different fields, trade and energy in particular."
Jaishankar, for his part, said that prospects of India relations with Iran are promising.
He described his meetings with senior Iranian officials, Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh in particular, as positive in energy cooperation, FNA reported.
He also underlined mutual collaboration in the arenas of transit and North-South international corridor.