After his arrival in Delhi, President Rouhani will be accorded a ceremonial reception on February 17.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (center), and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (right), hold hands in a show of solidarity after their trilateral meeting and signing agreements, at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 23, 2016. "During the forthcoming visit of the President of Iran, both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest", said the Ministry of External Affairs.
Rouhani, who will be reaching Hyderabad directly from Iran on Thursday, will attend various programmes during his two-day stay before proceeding to New Delhi. Indo-Iranian bilateral trade during the fiscal year 2016-17 was $12.89 billion.
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The port opens a new strategic transit route between Iran, India, Afghanistan and other Central Asian nations bypassing Pakistan. India imported $10.5 billion worth of goods, mainly crude oil, from Iran and exported commodities worth $2.4 billion.
President Rouhani further touched upon plans to develop the agriculture sector and said the country is expected to equip about 390,000 hectares of agricultural lands with modern irrigation methods. "He will also visit the Aza Khana Zehra in Darulshifa".
Speaking at the commemoration of the 39th anniversary of the Islamic revolution of Iran and National Day, in Accra, he said there was the need to increase the volume this year and subsequently for the mutual benefit of both countries. "After completing his schedule here, he will leave for New Delhi on Saturday", said a source from the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Rouhani is also likely to address a meeting of Iranians settled in Hyderabad.