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Iran, India sign 12 agreements to boost ties

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Iranian and Indian officials inked 12 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to expand ties in diverse areas.

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The documents were signed in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Based on the agreements, both countries will cooperate to interact politically through dialogue and the institutions in their foreign ministries.

They also agreed to collaborate on science and technology and the conduct of cultural programs.

The Iranian and Indian governments will further carry out a number of joint economic projects including the development of Iran's southeastern port city of Chabahar.

Rouhani told a joint press conference following the signing ceremony that both Iran and India have decided to elevate their bilateral relations from merely trade ties to comprehensive economic, political and scientific cooperation.

Both nations as well as the entire region will benefit from the boost of these relations, as the nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers have provided the ground to this end, he added.

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