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    Iran's Prime Minister, Amir Abbas Hoveyda, arrived in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Monday (10 May), in a visit which reflects a new direction in his country's foreign policy.

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    Iran's Prime Minister, Amir Abbas Hoveyda, arrived in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Monday (10 May), in a visit which reflects a new direction in his country's foreign policy.

    During the four day visit, Mr. Hoveyda is having discussions with his Indian counterpart, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, and he is discussing bilateral relations, economic co-operation, the security question in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean, a "common market" in the Indian Ocean zone and other regional and international issues.

    Trade agreements ar to be established, particularly in the sugar and cement spheres and in other consumer items.

    New Delhi's recent decision to exchange ambassadors with Peking and fresh moves to normalise relations with Pakistan have been welcomed by the Iranian government, according to informed sources quoted by Reuters News Agency.

    Iran, which has close ties with Pakistan, would be willing to help speed up a settlement between India and Pakistan, the sources said.

    Political analysts expect Mr. Hoveyda's visit to strengthen relations, which were severely strained by Iran's staunch support of Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.

    India was the first country to receive large-scale development assistance form Iran as its oil income increased. During Mrs. Gandhi's official visit to Iran in 1974, the two countries signed a 1,000 million U.S. dollar (500 million pounds sterling) package of aid and trade. Several other agreements have also been signed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5QE0Q718EFBJAZXSUEPDMSNIJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QE0Q718EFBJAZXSUEPDMSNIJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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