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Shah of Iran holds talks with P.M.

The Shah of Iran who passed through Delhi to-day [January 29] had a half-hour talk with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Palam airport. During their conversation, which covered international topics as well as those of mutual concern, the Shah is understood to have agreed with Mrs. Gandhi that Iran’s friendship with Pakistan should not come in the way of India-Iran amity. The Shah and Mrs. Gandhi hoped that the trade and other relations between India and Iran would be strengthened and widened. The Shah praised the “excellent work” the Indian technicians were doing in his country. Other subjects that figured in the talks were the withdrawal of British forces from basis east of Suez, China and West Asia. In a brief meeting with newsmen, the Shah said the talks were aimed at finding ways to further strengthen the bonds of friendship between Iran and India, which were “very good.” Earlier, on arrival, the Shah was received by the Prime Minister, officials of the Government of India and members of the Iranian community in the capital. A red carpet was unrolled and 21 guns boomed in salute, as the Shah, accompanied by Queen Farrah, set foot on Indian soil. The Shah also inspected a guard of honour presented by men of the three services.

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