A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran and India can play a prominent role in the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region.
“With regard to regional issues, particularly the campaign against extremism and terrorist movements in the region, the two sides can devise and implement good plans given their experience, and the outcome of such cooperation will definitely be positive for stability in this region,” the Leader’s advisor on international affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati, said in a meeting with India’s Minister of State for External Affairs Mubashir Javed Akbarin Tehran on Sunday.
Velayati, who is also the president of the Center for Strategic Research of Iran's Expediency Council, added that Tehran and New Delhi have great potential to improve relations in different sectors including in economy, culture, transit and transportation.
The senior Iranian official stressed the importance of strengthening multilateral cooperation among Iran, India and Afghanistan in various fields.
'Terrorism, extremism threat to all'
The Indian official, for his part, said terrorism and Takfiri extremism are dangerous not only for the region but the entire world, and urged a serious campaign against them.
Akbar expressed his country’s willingness to boost relations with Iran given the two sides’ deep-rooted and amicable ties.