New Delhi: At the invitation of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Hassan Rouhani, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will pay an official visit to Iran on May 22-23, 2016. 
 
During the visit, the Prime Minister will call on the Supreme Leader of Iran and will hold talks on a wide range of subjects of mutual interest with President Dr. Rouhani. 
 
India and Iran share longstanding civilization ties. Iran is situated in India’s extended neighborhood and the two countries have significant overlap in their economic and security space. 
 
The visit of Prime Minister to Iran will seek to build on these commonalities by focusing on specific cooperation in regional connectivity and infrastructure, developing energy partnership, boosting bilateral trade, facilitating people-to-people interaction in various spheres and promoting peace and stability in the region. 
 
The visit of Prime Minister will provide a timely thrust to the ongoing efforts of the two countries and their business entities to expand bilateral cooperation and mutually benefit from new opportunities in the wake of lifting of secondary sanctions against Iran earlier this year.