Gas focus for Iranian visit to Delhi

Vol 4, PW 12 (19 Jul 00) News in Brief

Iranian deputy foreign minister Mohsen Aminzadeh arrives in Delhi on 19th July for a three-day visit.

Iranian embassy officials in Delhi tell Petrowatch Aminzadeh will prepare the ground for the first meeting of a Joint Working Group (JWG) of Indian and Iranian officials to be held next month in Tehran. Irans team on the JWG will be led by a former ambassador to Ottawa, Mr.

Adeli. KV Rajan, an official in the Ministry of External Affairs, will lead Indias team.

High on the agenda of talks will be the vexed issue of gas exports from Iran to India -by overland pipeline through Pakistan, or as LNG In May, Indian foreign minister Jaswant Singh agreed to set up the JWG during a visit to Tehran.