Rouhani leaves Bangkok for Tehran, ending his Southeast Asian tour

Bangkok, Oct 10, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left here as the last leg of his three-nation Southeast Asian tour for Tehran on Monday.

After addressing the second Summit of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Thailand and holding talks with the senior Thai officials here, the Iranian President departed here for Tehran.

President Rouhani started his Southeast Asian visits from Vietnam on October 5.
During Rouhani’s two-day stay in Hanoi, two agreements on cooperation were inked by the two countries’ officials.

Also in Malaysia as the second destination of his Asian tour, Rouhani and the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stressed importance of developing bilateral relations in the political, cultural, scientific and economic fields.

After arriving in Bangkok on Saturday afternoon, the Iranian President and the senior Thai officials held talks on different issues, expressing readiness to open a new chapter in bilateral cooperation.

The Iranian President, during his address to the second Summit of the ACD that started work here on Monday, has stressed that Asia’s power is dependent on self-confidence and a shared will for convergence.

‘We must open our markets, engage in greater economic interaction, start domestic structural reform, move towards greater transparency and engage in extensive coordination on setting policy; and by doing so, take long strides to improve the quality of life for our citizens and elevate the standing of Asia on the world stage,’ he further noted.

The full text of his address is available on IRNA website.