'Ethical' Foreign Policy Imperative for Re-building Global Order: Rouhani

'Ethical' Foreign Policy Imperative for Re-building Global Order: Rouhani

The visiting President elaborated on Iran's willingness to share its vast oil and natural gas resources with India for the prosperity of its people and offered to simplify visa norms to strengthen the relations between the two countries.

Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in association with the Iranian Embassy in New Delhi organised a special address by the Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani, who was on a three-day visit to India, wherein he deliberated on the topic “The priorities of the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran”. HE Rouhani was welcomed by ORF Chairman Sunjoy Joshi who highlighted diplomatic dialogue as the only solution to the challenges being faced around the globe. “The countries of India and Iran with age-old linkages can play a crucial role in sorting out these global issues,” Joshi added.

Joshi highlighted that youth comprises nearly 60 percent of the total population of both countries, thereby opening the possibility of the nations to work together to remove barriers and obstacles for the development of the world as a whole.

The visiting President elaborated on Iran's willingness to share its vast oil and natural gas resources with India for the prosperity of its people and offered to simplify visa norms to strengthen the relations between the two countries. “We believe that the people of Iran and India have had cultural, economic and other relations with each other since the last many centuries." Rouhani added.

He also mentioned the Chabahar port, which is being jointly built in south-eastern Iran, saying it will open the transit route for India to Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asian countries, as well as Europe.

HE Rouhani highlighted the problems of terrorism and war surrounding the international landscape and attributed these issues to reneging agreements and unethical foreign policies of countries which are based on the principle of ‘might is right’.

The President also condemned the veto power system of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) saying that “why a country like India, with a population of over a billion, should not have the veto right that currently remains vested with only five countries.” He also made a passing reference to the United States for its interference in Syria, saying the ISIS is of great interest for the US.

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February 2018

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