Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Corporation Organisation (SCO) Summit. On Friday, amid mounting tension in the Persian Gulf.
They will hold the meeting against the backdrop of the US sanctions on Iran and Tehran’s partial withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The US recently announced that they will issue no fresh sanction waivers to existing importers of Iranian oil, including India.
Earlier ISNA news agency quoted an Iranian official as saying that president Hasan Rouhani is expected to announce new decisions in response to the US.
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The issue had come up during a meeting between former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. It was during the latter’s visit to India last month. After the meeting, Swaraj had said that it will take a decision on buying oil from Iran after the general elections.
PM Modi had met Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani here on Thursday.
ISSUES WITH CHINA MIGHT GET RESOLVED
According to sources, PM also said that because of planned dialogue, relations between India and China have been better. Issues like the opening of the Bank of China branch in India. Issues like Masood Azhar, which were pending for a long time.
There was a dialogue between India and China. Its purpose was to promote efforts to strengthen bilateral relations.
INDIA-RUSSIA AND CHINA WILL HOLD TALKS IN G-20 CONFERENCE
Gokhale said that Putin has invited Modi to come as a chief guest in the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia in September. Modi accepted it. He told that in the G-20 summit which will happen in Japan this month’s, there will be trilateral talks between India, Russia, and China.