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Dr Rouhani will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu during his stay in the national capital.

Development of the Chabahar Port city in southern Iran and connecting India to Afghanistan and Central Asia is of great importance to India based on the agreement signed by the presidents of Iran, India and Afghanistan regarding the issue, President Rouhani said.

While speaking to journalists at Tehran airport before leaving for Hyderabad (India), Rouhani said that officials of the two countries will examine development of relations in areas like economy, culture, communications and information technology, healthcare, industry and agriculture.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will arrive in Hyderabad on Thursday evening as part of his three-day India visit during which the two countries will discuss regional and worldwide issues of mutual interest.

"Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will travel to India on February 15", the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) said.

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This is the second time that the Rouhani will be visiting Hyderabad, and the first visit after assuming charge as the President in 2013.

The president of Iran is also expected to visit historic sites here, including the Qutub Shahi tombs at Golconda, the source said.

He noted the visit is made at the official invitation of the Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi.

It may be recalled that Prime Minister Modi had visited Iran in May 2016. "During the visit, in addition to holding talks with a number of high-ranking officials including India's president in and prime minister, we will also sign several MoUs in different fields".

Having more than tripled its capacity to 8.5 million tonnes of cargo annually, the port will provide India with a crucial access point for trade that bypasses rival Pakistan.

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