Iran, India can shape new world order through cooperation: Raisi
Solving the Afghanistan issue as per Raisi can be feasible as fortifying the bilateral cooperation between both nations can impact the region constructively while offering benefits for both.
After meeting with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval on Monday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated that both Iran and India "can have more influence in shaping the new world order by enhancing their cooperation to a new level."
Raisi also reiterated his commitment to expanding the bilateral relations in the economic and trade sectors, as he previously stated during his meeting with Indian Premier Narendra Modi in Samarkand last year.
The President further noted the extent of how much "regional and international organizations, especially the Shanghai and BRICS, can play a much more effective role given their considerable power and resources."
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Solving, for instance, the Afghanistan issue, can be feasible as fortifying the bilateral cooperation between both nations can impact the region constructively while offering benefits for both. Ajit Doval commented on his part regarding the newly-emerging and upcoming technologies that have connected both countries more than before.
This comes after Doval convened with their Iranian counterpart, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani alongside Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
Shamkhani suggested the activation of the rial (IRR)-rupee payment mechanism, calling it "a necessary and important action that will play a decisive role in advancing common goals in various economic fields."
Shamkhani, Doval vow to work together to counter security challenges, enhance multilateralism
Top security bodies of Iran and India issued a joint statement on Monday, announcing their commitment to boost cooperation aimed at jointly countering regional and international challenges while stressing the need for reviewing new global developments in the course of enhancing multilateralism.
The statement was signed by Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval at the end of his trip to Iran.
It reiterated the commitment of both sides to fighting terrorism in all of its forms in order to protect peace, stability, and security in the region.
The two sides also emphasized the importance of boosting cooperation within bilateral, as well as regional and multilateral frameworks with the goal of achieving regional integrity.
The statement referred to connection routes as a main element of creating regional integration and achieving collective welfare. In this context, the two sides called the Chabahar Port project the symbol of bilateral cooperation, under which India has been developing two terminals at the Iranian southeastern port as a way to transport goods to Iran, Afghanistan, and central Asian countries.
The Monday statement emphasized the importance of increasing joint efforts with Russia and other countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus region with the aim of developing existing corridors, particularly the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), as well as other connection routes that use Chabahar as a main transit hub in the region.
The statement meanwhile expressed concern over the economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and voiced support for the formation of an inclusive government with the meaningful participation of all Afghan groups and ethnicities.
Fear for your lives
Israeli media reported on Saturday that the upcoming visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Syria should be a cause of worry for "Israel".
Israeli Channel 13 pointed out that the Iranian President will apparently arrive in Syria on Wednesday to hold a series of meetings with President Bashar Al-Assad during a two-day visit. According to Channel 13, the worrying part for the occupation is that Iran wants to unify the Axis of Resistance - Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad in order to change geopolitics in the Middle East.
The Israeli channel also touched on the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to Lebanon and his visit to Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.
The visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdullahian to the Lebanese border with occupied Palestine is a means for Iran to pressure the Israeli occupation, Israeli media reported on Friday.
Israeli Walla! news military commentator Amir Bohbot said the Iranian foreign minister was keen to send a clear message that what he was doing was a game of awareness and pressure in light of the tremendous shifts taking place in the region.
"Amir-Abdollahian is mainly trying to create pressure himself," the Israeli journalist claimed.