Pres. Rouhani in Malaysia as 2nd Southeast Asian destination

TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Malaysia Friday, as the second destination of his Southeast Asian tour.

Leading a high ranking political and economic delegation, President Rouhani kicked off first leg of his regional tour to Southeast Asia with Vietnam on Oct. 5.

After exploring avenues for promoting bilateral ties with Vietnamese officials, Rouhani left the country for Kuala Lumpur Friday morning.

Rouhani held talks with President Trần Đại Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong during his visit to Hanoi on Thursday.

Iranian delegation inked agreements on IT, boosting economic, banking, financial, tourism and commercial cooperation and also the removal of visa for special and service sectors appliers; they also agreed to hold Joint Iran-Vietnam Commission in Tehran soon.

Iranian president expressed satisfaction with his trip to Vietnam, saying the descisions made by the two countries will open a new chapter in Tehran-Hanoi relations.

President Rouhani will meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Tun and other high-ranking officials and hold talks on bilateral relations, including in the areas of economic and industrial cooperation during his stay in Kuala Lumpur.

By Mehr News Agency