Singh showed up in Tehran from Moscow on Saturday in the wake of finishing up his three-day visit to Russia where he went to attend a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) defence ministers.

Defence Minister said that the meeting with Iran’s Brigadier General Amir Hatami was very fruitful as they discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation and regional security issues, including Afghanistan.

He said “The meeting between the two Ministers took place in a cordial and warm atmosphere. Both the leaders emphasized upon the age-old cultural, linguistic and civilizational ties between India and Iran.”

He also added that “Both the Defence Ministers discussed ways to take forward bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional security issues, including peace and stability in Afghanistan.”

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