Iranian President: Iran considers Malaysia as important nation in Islamic world
(MENAFN) President Ebrahim Raisi has stated there is a big prospective for ties between Tehran and Kuala Lumpur in many areas, saying that Tehran sees Malaysia as an important nation in Asia and the larger Muslim world.
Raisi announced in a phone call on Friday with Anwar Ibrahim, the newly-elected premier of Malaysia.
"Iran and Malaysia have great and diverse capabilities in the fields of economy, technology, culture, and international cooperation. Serious efforts by the two countries' officials can actualize these capabilities in accordance with the interests of the two nations," the Iranian president commented.
For his part, Anwar declared that there is a big possibility for Iran and Malaysia to build up ties in the cultural and business spheres.
"We will do our utmost to raise our relations as two countries and great Islamic nations to the greatest extent possible," the Malaysian leader added.
After unrestrained parliamentary votes that caused a suspended parliament, Malaysia's monarch chose Ibrahim as premier on Thursday, stopping days of doubt.
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