FM Caretaker: Cooperation between Iran, Malaysia Benefits Muslim World
TEHRAN (FNA)- Caretaker of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Ali Akbar Salehi underlined that further expansion of cooperation between Tehran and Kuala Lumpur will benefit both nations and the Muslim world.
Iran and Malaysia could exhaust their capacities “in favor of the Muslim world”, Salehi said in a meeting with Vice-Speaker of the Malaysian House of Representatives Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar here in Tehran on Wednesday.
“We can use the capacity of the markets of the counties in Eastern and Central Asia by making joint investment and production,” he added.
Salehi hailed the positive Tehran-Kuala Lumpur relations and called for expansion of cooperation between the Muslim nations.
The Malaysian senior lawmaker, for his part, said that his country welcomes joint investment with the Islamic Republic, especially in producing ‘halal’ food products.
“Both Iran and Malaysia could exchange their experiences in different fields,” he stressed.
Iran and Malaysia have expanded their bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in recent years, specially in the field of economy.
In October, a Malaysian firm concluded an agreement with Tehran to construct an oil refinery in Southwestern Iran.
Some three billion euro would be spent on this project which is going to produce 12,000 barrels of gasoline and diesel oil per day.
Meantime, Iran announced in November that it has increased the number of flights to Malaysia in a bid to meet growing demands for flight services between the two Asian countries.