President Hassan Rouhani underlined expansion of relations and strengthening of private sectors role while meeting with new ambassadors from Malaysia, Slovenia, Mexico, Thailand and Benin.
During his meeting with Malaysia’s new Ambassador to Tehran Dato Roslan bin Yahya, President Rouhani expressed his happiness with the growing ties between Iran and Malaysia, saying expansion of ties is in the interest of both the countries, IRNA reported.
President Rouhani said that his last year trip to Malaysia had been positive in line with the expansion of ties between the two countries, stressing the necessity to implement the agreements signed between Tehran and Kuala Lumpur during the visit.
He added that Malaysia is important for Iran and hoped that the relations would quickly reach the expected level. Rouhani added that Iran is ready to expand ties with Malaysia in different fields including energy and tourism.
Calling Malaysia a “moderate” Muslim country, Rouhani said that extremism and violence are very dangerous for the Islamic world and the region.
The new Malaysian ambassador said his country calls for strengthened and improved ties with Iran in every field, especially in economic cooperation.
"Tehran welcomes development of ties with Bangkok in all fields and I hope that we witness closer bonds between the two countries through making the best use of the existing potentials", said President Rouhani while receiving the credentials of the new ambassador of Thailand to Tehran.
Rouhani also referred to four decades of relations between Iran and Thailand, saying: "Iran and Thailand have good agreements for developing and deepening mutual ties, especially in energy, industry and agriculture”.
Resolution of int’l conflicts
Rouhani called on independent nations to join hands and make concerted efforts for resolution of international conflicts through dialogue.
“From the viewpoint of the Islamic Republic of Iran, dialogue and political consultations are the solution to international problems,” President Rouhani said in a meeting with Mexico’s new ambassador to Iran.
Jose Alfonso Zegbe Camarena voiced Mexico’s willingness to broaden relations with Iran.
Highlighting the widespread cultural interaction between the two nations, the envoy said he will try to enhance political, economic and trade ties with Iran.
In separate meetings with Benin envoy Naim Akibo and Slovenia Ambassador Kristina Radej, President Rouhani welcomed improvement of ties with both countries.