Lawmaker, Malaysia FM Confer

Lawmaker, Malaysia FM Confer
Lawmaker, Malaysia FM Confer

In a meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and head of the Iran-Malaysia Parliamentary Friendship Group Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi stressed expansion of bilateral ties.

The lawmaker, who leads a parliamentary delegation in his visit to the Southeast Asian country, expressed satisfaction with the current level of interaction and said the two countries have good potential for cooperation in various scientific, technological, industrial, and agricultural fields.

“By properly utilizing the available potential, Tehran and Kuala Lumpur can promote their ties,” ICANA quoted him as saying.

Zahedi also expressed hope that the Iranian parliamentary delegation’s trip to Malaysia would mark the beginning of increased collaboration between the two countries, adding that efforts should be made to improve mutual relations through eliminating the obstacles in the way of cooperation and relying on current strengths.

Pointing to the rise of terrorist groups such as the so-called Islamic State (IS), Zahedi said by creating such terrorist groups, the West aims to undermine unity among Muslims and split them.

“Muslim countries need to use their wisdom and foil the plot through all-out collaboration.”

Aman also expressed pleasure about the Iranian delegation’s visit to Kuala Lumpur and said Malaysian authorities are seeking to enhance relations with the Islamic Republic in all areas. He also said he plans to travel to Tehran in the near future to discuss ways to boost cooperation.