India, Iran Discuss Security, Agree To Combat Terrorism

New Delhi, June 28: | Updated: Jun 29 2002, 05:30am hrs
India and Iran held deliberations on security matters, including energy security during the visit of Hasan Roohani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) of Iran between June 24-28.

Both the countries have agreed to co-operate in combating international terrorism in the region and have emphasised the need for early finalisation of a comprehensive UN convention to fight the menace.

The two sides also supported co-operative approaches to deal with challenges posed to their common security environment and to international peace and security, said a joint statement issued at the conclusion of a four-day visit of Mr Roohani.

Mr Roohani, who met Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, external affairs minister Jaswant Singh, defence minister George Fernandes and national security adviser Brajesh Mishra, held in-depth exchange of views on the emerging international and regional security environment.