Consolidation of relations between Iran and Asian states, especially the emerging powers like India, would mark a new chapter in Iran’s economic cooperation with the outside world.
Given that the world is moving towards multi-polarity in the political, economic and cultural arenas, the Asian countries, in particular, as a cradle of emerging economies are moving towards sustainable economic development.
Thanks to its fastest economic growth, India is considered as one of the possible emerging superpowers of the world. This potential is attributed to several indicators, the primary ones being its demographic trends and a rapidly expanding economy and by GDP India became world's fastest growing economy in 2015 with 7.3% GDP rate.
In an indication of fostering Iranian ties with the regional countries, Asian in particular, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamamd Javad Zarif, heading a high-ranking political, economic, trade and banking delegation, visited New Delhi on Dec 3 on the first leg of his Asian tour aimed at enhancing relations with India.
While in India, which is considered as his third visit to this Asian country, Zarif attended and delivered a speech in the Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan called 'Heart of Asia' and held talks with several high-ranking Indian officials the ways for fostering mutual cooperation.
The History of Iran-India relations
Tehran and New Delhi have always enjoyed an age-old relations. The two countries established diplomatic relations on 15 March 1950. Following the triumph of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, relations between Iran and India strengthened more. However, Iran's continued support for Pakistan and India's close relations with Iraq during the Iran–Iraq War impeded further development of Indo–Iranian ties.
Source:Mehr News Agency