Iran says Tehran shared view with India on Kabul

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Dubai, Nov 3 (UNI) The Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has said Tehran and New Delhi held identical views on the current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, and are interested in regional peace and stability particularly in these two countries. He made the remarks in an Iran-India round-table discussion in Tehran, attended by his visiting Indian counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee.

Mr Mottaki stressed that Tehran and New Delhi should also materialise a kind of regional cooperation which secures the real interest of both the nations and is far from conspiracies of the foreign powers.

He condemned mischiefs of foreign powers aimed at sowing discord between the two states, according to the official IRNA news agency.

Voicing Iran's support for expansion of India's foreign policy in line with the country's economic development, Mr Mottaki expressed the hope that such a move by New Delhi would lead to further boost Iran-India relations and help establish regional peace and security.

Expressing his satisfaction with the current level of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, he said there are great potentials for further expansion of trade, economic and industrial relations between the two nations.

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