New Delhi, Feb 10 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the Iranian government and its people on the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in their country.
“On behalf of the government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I convey warm greetings and best wishes to Your Excellency and to the government and people of Iran on the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran,” the president said.
The president extended his greetings in a message to his Iranian counterpart Dr Hassan Rouhani.
“Please accept our sincere wishes for your personal good health and well-being as well as for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Iran,” Mukherjee said.
The Indian president also thanked Dr Rouhani to strengthen bilateral ties.
“I am happy to note that our bilateral ties have strengthened considerably during your leadership of your great country. India believes that a fruitful engagement between our two nations will be beneficial for the stability and prosperity of the entire region,” the president said.
Mukherjee said the relations between India and Iran were built on civilisational and cultural ties that span centuries.
“We consider Iran a close friend and look forward to enhancing our relationship into a more collaborative partnership across diverse areas of our shared interests,” the president said.—IANS