Iran, Malaysia Eager to Enhance Trade Ties
- May, 13, 2020 - 14:35
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s President and the prime minster of Malaysia expressed readiness to boost the economic and trade interaction between the two Muslim nations, and weighed plans for mutual cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
In a telephone conversation on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin stressed the need to accelerate the implementation of the financial and trade agreements signed in the past, specifically the deals inked during the previous Malaysian premier’s tenure.
They also promised to spare no effort to strengthen mutual cooperation between the two Muslim nations, which has been in progress and has grown over years.
The two officials further expressed readiness to share the experiences of Tehran and Kuala Lumpur in tackling COVID-19 and to cooperate in supplying the needed medical and health products.
Rouhani and Yassin also described the coronavirus outbreak as a global challenge and agreed on the necessity of collective action by Islamic countries in the battle with the disease.
They also highlighted the significance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), stressed the need to save the nuclear deal, denounced the US’ illegal sanctions against Iran - particularly in the current conditions- as a violation of human rights, and pledged that Iran and Malaysia will continue to support each other in international organizations and in defiance of the sanctions.
The Iranian president invited the Malaysian leader to pay a visit to Iran at an appropriate time.
In December 2019, Rouhani visited Kuala Lumpur to take part in the KL Summit 2019. He also held a meeting with former prime minister of Malaysia Mahathir Bin Mohamad, who expressed the Southeast Asian country’s determination to continue economic and trade relations with Iran in defiance of the “illegal” sanctions against Tehran.