News ID: 318250
Published: 0314 GMT November 26, 2021

FM: Iran keen on boosting Malaysia ties in all sectors

FM: Iran keen on boosting Malaysia ties in all sectors
Iranian FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (R), Malaysian FM Saifuddin Abdullah

Political Desk

Iran is willing to expand relations with Malaysia in all sectors, including tourism, agriculture, technology, energy, science and university, said the foreign minister.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a phone conversation with his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah, emphasizing that boosting ties with Asian states is a priority in the foreign policy pursued by the incumbent Iranian administration, IRNA reported.

Amir-Abdollahian noted that Iran is also ready to finalize the preferential trade agreement between the two countries, expressing hope that the two sides’ joint economic commission would be set up in the near future.

Sending his regards to Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, and inviting him to visit Tehran, the Iranian foreign minister congratulated the Southeast Asian state’s membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Amir-Abdollahian expressed optimism that Malaysia’s presence in the council would help promote human rights and counter the use of double-standards by some countries in this field.

He described as important the signing and implementation of the contracts on extradition of criminals and judicial assistance between the two countries, highlighting the significance of swapping prisoners.

Amir-Abdollahian also hailed the Malaysian government’s support for the innocent people of Palestine.

The Malaysian foreign minister extended greetings by his country’s officials to Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, describing as warm and friendly relations between Kuala Lumpur and Tehran.

Abdullah added that in view of the two sides’ capacities, the ground is favorably prepared for the further development of relations in all sectors, particularly those of agriculture, tourism, technology, science and university. 

Sympathizing with Iran over the difficult conditions the country is living in due to the reimposition of unilateral U.S. sanctions, he stressed that having access to peaceful nuclear technology is an absolute right of Tehran.

The Malaysian minister expressed hope that the nuclear talks between Iran and the remaining signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), namely China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany, would produce favorable outcomes.

The seventh round of negotiations on the restoration of the JCPOA will begin on November 29 in Vienna.

In addition to bilateral ties, the two ministers also discussed the latest developments in the region, Muslim state, and the world.



Resource: IRNA
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