Iran, Vietnam presidents meet in Hanoi

Hanoi, Oct 6, IRNA – Visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang started their meeting here Thursday morning immediately after the Iranian President was officially welcomed by President Tran at his Presidential Palace.

On President Rouhani’s itinerary in his visit to Vietnam are an array of high-ranking joint meetings and signing of cooperation documents.

President Rouhani arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday (Oct 5) leading a high ranking political and economic delegation on the first leg of his regional tour to South-East Asian Nations which will later take him to Malaysia and Thailand respectively.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Agriculture-Jihad Mahmoud Hojjati, Minister of Industries, Mine and Commerce Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh and CBI Governor Valiollah Seif are accompanying the president.

The foreign ministers of the two countries are to hold negotiators following the meeting of the Iranian and Vietnamese presidents.

After meeting with the Vietnamese officials, the Iranian President will leave Hanoi for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.