Iran, Malaysia FMs discuss mutual ties

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Malaysian counterpart discussed the latest issues in the bilateral relations between the two countries.

In a meeting held via videoconference on Wednesday, Zarif and Hishammuddin Hussein highlighted the need to utilize the barter trade mechanism to advance the interests of both nations.

They also said finalizing a preferential trade agreement and holding a joint Iran-Malaysia economic commission will help further enhance mutual trade.

The two top diplomats agreed to hold a meeting of the joint commission as well.

Given the status of Malaysia as an active member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Zarif urged his counterpart to play a role in settling the Yemen crisis through political means.

Zarif also expressed Tehran’s support for any initiative by Kuala Lumpur to establish peace and put an end to the Yemen crisis.

He said Iran will actively contribute to efforts aimed at helping peace take hold in the Arab country.

The Malaysian foreign minister, in turn, highlighted his country’s unchangeable stance on the issue of Palestine and pinpointed the status of Palestine in Malaysian people’s hearts.