EAM Jaishankar To Visit Iran Monday; Red Sea Situation, Regional Connectivity On Agenda

EAM Jaishankar To Go to Iran Monday; Purple Sea State of affairs, Regional Connectivity On Agenda

S Jaishankar will maintain talks along with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on a number of key points, together with the present scenario unfolding within the Purple Sea.

EAM Jaishankar To Visit Iran Monday; Red Sea Situation, Regional Connectivity On Agenda
Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets Iran Overseas Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on sidelines of Buddies of BRICS gathering in Cape City. (File Photograph: ANI)

New Delhi: Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will journey to Iran on Monday the place he’s scheduled to carry talks on a number of key points, together with the rising scenario within the Purple Sea, along with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

Jaishankar and Amir-Abdollahian are anticipated to  deliberate on a variety of bilateral and regional points together with the unfolding safety scenario within the Purple Sea, one of many world’s most important waterways, officers mentioned.

Jaishankar’s deliberate go to to Tehran comes in opposition to the backdrop of rising world considerations over Houthi militants concentrating on service provider vessels within the Purple Sea amid the Israel-Hamas battle.

The US and the UK have already launched air strikes concentrating on the Houthi positions in Yemen.

India intently monitoring Purple Sea scenario

In line with officers, Jaishankar’s go to to Tehran is predicted to be a short one and the two sides are prone to deliberate on a variety of bilateral and regional points together with the scenario within the Purple Sea.

India has been intently monitoring the unfolding scenario within the Purple Sea.

The problem figured in a telephonic dialog between Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday.

The Indian Navy has already enhanced deployment of its frontline ships and surveillance plane for maritime safety operations in view of the maritime setting within the vital sea lanes together with the North and Central Arabian Sea.

“Indian Naval ships and plane stay mission deployed for sustaining enhanced surveillance and enterprise maritime safety operations,” a spokesperson of the Indian Navy mentioned final week.

Following the airstrikes concentrating on the Houthi positions, US President Joe Biden mentioned he won’t hesitate to direct additional measures.

“The response of the worldwide neighborhood to those reckless assaults has been united and resolute,” he mentioned.

Regional connectivity

Jaishankar and Amir-Abdollahian are additionally prone to deliberate on boosting regional connectivity by way of the Chabahar Port.

Situated within the Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy-rich Iran’s southern coast, the Chabahar Port is being developed by India and Iran to spice up connectivity and commerce ties.

India has been pushing for the Chabahar Port venture to spice up regional commerce, particularly for its connectivity to Afghanistan.

At a connectivity convention in Tashkent in 2021, Jaishankar projected the Chabahar Port as a key regional transit hub, together with to Afghanistan.

The Chabahar Port can also be seen as a key hub for the Worldwide North-South Transport Hall (INSTC) venture, which is a 7,200-km-long multi-mode transport venture for shifting freight amongst India, Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Central Asia and Europe.

Overseas Secretary Vinay Kwatra visited Tehran in November to co-chair a gathering of India-Iran Overseas Workplace Consultations (FOC) together with Iranian Deputy Overseas Minister for political affairs Ali Bagheri Kani.

(With PTI inputs)



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