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PM Modi hold talks with Iranian President; discusses Israel-Hamas conflict, Chabahar port

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in a telephone conversation with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, during which he voiced his apprehensions about terrorist activities and civilian casualties, amidst the Israel-Hamas conflict.

In the course of their discussion, PM Modi underscored the significance of averting an escalation, guaranteeing the uninterrupted distribution of humanitarian assistance, and expediting the restoration of peace and stability in the region.

The two leaders also celebrated the advancements in bilateral cooperation between India and Iran, particularly regarding the Chabahar port.

“Good exchange of perspectives with President Raisi of Iran on the difficult situation in West Asia and the Israel-Hamas conflict. Terrorist incidents, violence and loss of civilian lives are serious concerns. Preventing escalation, ensuring continued humanitarian aid and early restoration of peace and stability are important. Welcomed the progress in our bilateral cooperation, including on the Chabahar port,” PM Modi posted from his official handle.

Since Israel's declaration of war on Hamas following the terror group's outbreak of chaos in southern Israel on October 7, PM Modi has maintained frequent telephone dialogues with global leaders.

On Friday, Prime Minister Modi had a conversation with UAE President Mohammed Bin Zayed, where they discussed their concerns regarding the escalating situation and the loss of civilian lives in the midst of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

PM Modi also spoke to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi about the counter-offensive following the October 7 terror attacks and the ongoing international efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to the conflicy-torn Gazan region.

 

(Inputs from ANI)

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