Iran’s Zarif, Brunei’s King Meet in Bandar Seri Begawan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Sultan of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah in a Wednesday meeting in the Southeast Asian country’s capital explored avenues for promotion of ties between the two states.
During the meeting, Zarif explained about the economic opportunities for joint ventures with Brunei in different fields, particularly after the recent nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, which terminated anti-Iran sanctions.
The Iranian foreign minister urged that the two countries reinforce their mutual cooperation in various fields.
He also referred to the ongoing crises in the Muslim world and the threats terrorism and extremism pose to Muslim unity and underscored the necessity for unity in the Islamic society (Ummah).
Bolkiah, for his part, underlined the need for increased unity among Islamic countries in dealing with existing problems.
He also welcomed the expansion of his country’s ties with Iran after the termination of sanctions in various fields such as petro-chemistry, science, and technology.
Brunei is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo, in 2 distinct sections surrounded by Malaysia and the South China Sea.
Before arriving in Bandar Seri Begawan, Zarif also paid official visits to Indonesia and Singapore.
He is later slated to travel to Thailand, Australia and New Zealand as part of his ongoing 11-day tour of southeastern Asia and Oceania.