Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on a two-day visit to Iran on Sunday evening.
Modi, who is the first Indian Prime Minister having visited Iran in the last 15 years, was received at the Mehrabad International Airport by Iran’s Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia.
Following his arrival in Tehran, Modi offered prayers at Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara.
“It is my pleasure that my 2-day visit to Iran has started with me seeking blessing from Guru Granth Sahib,” he said on his visit to the Gurudwara in Tehran.
“It is our pleasure that we’ll have opportunity to celebrate the Guru Gobind Singh’s 350th birth anniversary,” he added.
Modi will be accorded ceremonial welcome on Monday following which he will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Modi will also inagurate Indian Cultural Festival in Iran tomorrow.
Besides signing a deal on development of Phase-1 of the Chabahar port, India is looking at doubling oil imports from the Persian Gulf nation, which a few years back was its second-biggest oil supplier, as well as making progress on getting rights to develop a giant gas field in the energy-rich country.