India and Iran agree port deal, reviving trade ties

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TEHRAN: India agreed on Monday to finance the development of an Iranian port as a trading hub, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to revive economic ties with Tehran after the lifting of sanctions. The Indian leader met Iranian officials including supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani during a visit that he said would mark “a new chapter in our strategic partnership.” Modi and Rouhani oversaw the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the provision of a line of credit from India’s EXIM Bank to develop Iran’s southern port of Chabahar, on the Gulf of Oman. Rouhani hailed the project, saying it could become a “great symbol of cooperation between Iran and India.”

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