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Iranian Foreign Minister to visit India on Saturday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will be visiting on Saturday during which he will hold talks on bilateral, regional and international issues including enhanced energy and trade cooperation with the Indian side.

With surpassing to become India's top supplier last month, the two sides are also expected to explore ways to strengthen cooperation in the sector.

Earlier this month, the Commerce Ministry had launched a portal to provide relevant information and an e-marketplace for buyers and sellers of and

Apart from helping in enhancing bilateral trade, it is also aimed at bridging the communication divide which the business communities face.

The two-way trade between the countries declined to USD 9 billion in 2015-16 from USD 13.13 billion in the previous fiscal.

During his visit, Zarif will also speak on "Fighting Against and Extremism as a Global Menace" at an event here.

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 20:33 IST