Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) and India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon (L) meet in Tehran on March 7, 2011.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran and India need to help spread justice in the world as the duo share humane perspectives on international affairs.
“Currently, the formation of a new world order is of prime importance and it is upon the independent countries to prevent the same old oppressive order from insinuating itself into a new form,” the website of the Iranian president's office quoted him as saying in a meeting with India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon in Tehran on Monday.
Ahmadinejad underlined the role of Iran's and India's cultural background and said the issue of culture will significantly contribute to the new world order.
The Iranian chief executive also called for further cooperation between Tehran and New Delhi.
For his part, the Indian official lauded his country's relations with the Islamic Republic and emphasized India's willingness "to establish all-out strategic relations with Iran.”
Iran is India's second-largest oil supplier after Saudi Arabia, with New Delhi importing 12 million barrels of Iranian crude on a monthly basis.
Trade volume between Iran and India reached almost $13 billion in 2007 after business between the two countries jumped by 80 percent.
India imported 21.3 million tons of crude oil from Iran from March 21, 2009 to March 21, 2010.