NEW DELHI (Web Desk) In an exclusive interview with IRNA, he said relations between India and Iran are very historic and friendly.Over the past four years, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, New Delhi’s new relationship with Tehran has improved.The visit of President Rouhani will help expand ties between the two countries.Pointing out that India has a Muslim population of over 200 million, Naqvi said Muslims in India enjoy their rights in society and the constitution just as Iran is.
Committed to democratic values and cares about the rehabilitation of all sectors of society.Commenting on Iran’s position in the region,the minister said:Now,Iran can play a greater role in creating peace and stability not only in its region, but also in other areas. Iran’s leadership in the region has now expanded and this leadership has been accepted by more countries in the region.India is very hopeful of its relations with Iran.On India’s role in the West Asia region,
He said: India’s foreign policy is quite clear. We support all countries that seek peace and stability and democratic values. India’s relations with all countries, including Iran, are very friendly and close.Regarding the nature and results of India-Iran cooperation in the Islamic world, he said that the ‘common historical and cultural values of Iran and India are very old. Both countries have always been close to each other, and this could help the Muslim community in both countries to grow.’
Iran and India are growing economically,said Naqvi, stressing that Iran and India should focus on in their relations. “The Chabahar agreement which was stagnant before is now in progress. Iran’s economic growth is beneficial to both India and other regional countries”, he added.As for Iran’s role in combating the threat of terrorism in the region, the Indian minister said: ‘The Muslim community has been facing great challenges, including terrorism.Groups like ISIS are tarnishing.
The image of Islam.The responsibility of the Islamic countries is to isolate, defeat and destroy these terrorist forces.Forces like ISIS not only are the enemies of Islam but they are the enemies of humanity.Iran’s role in the fight against terrorism is very important.Iran has played a big role in the fight against terrorist groups, including ISIS,he added.