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Swaraj holds talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on key bilateral, regional issues

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Wednesday held talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad on a range of key bilateral and regional issues, including the peace and reconciliation process in and the implementation of the port project.

Zarif, at an interaction on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue, said is working with its traditional partners like India, and on moving forward after the US pullout of the nuclear deal despite assurances from European nations that they will work out a solution on the issue.

During the talks, and Swaraj deliberated on important bilateral issues and shared perspectives on the regional situation, according to

It is learnt that the India's import of from Iran, implementation of the port project and the situation in figured in the talks.

Situation arising out of the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal was also discussed, sources said.

is a strategically-important country for in the Gulf region and ties between the two nations were on an upswing in the last couple of years.

In November, the provided temporary exemption to along with a number of other countries from sanctions on import of Iranian

is India's third-largest supplier after and Iran supplied 18.4 million tonnes of between April 2017 and January 2018 (first 10 months of fiscal 2017-18).

is also an active partner in development of the port in Iran.

In May 2016, India, Iran and had inked a pact which entailed establishment of transit and transport corridor among the three countries using Chabahar Port as one of the regional hubs.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 22:55 IST