Rouhani gifts Panchatantra, Mahabharata to PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Feb 17, 2018 17:54 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 17 (ANI): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday gifted an animated version of Kalila wa Demna (Farsi translation of the Panchatantra) and a copy of the Mahabharata in Farsi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar took to Twitter to inform about it.

"In a warm gesture, Iranian President Dr Rouhani gifted an animated version of Kalila Wa Demna (Farsi translation of the Panchatantra) and a copy of the Mahabharat in Farsi to PM @narendramodi. #DustemanIran," Kumar tweeted.

Earlier in the day, India and Iran signed nine Memorandums of Understanding (MoU)s following the delegation-level talks in the presence of PM Modi and Iranian President Rouhani.

The agreements were signed in areas like double taxation avoidance, extradition, agricultural cooperation, port lease, medicine and others.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the joint statement with President Rouhani, said that the MoUs exchanged between India and Iran are reflective of both sides' strong relations and their commitment towards further strengthening it.

In addition to this, four MoUs have also been signed between trade bodies. (ANI)

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