Fresh Call for South-South Cooperation

Fresh Call for South-South Cooperation
Fresh Call for South-South Cooperation

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for increased collaboration between Iran and Vietnam within the framework of South-South Cooperation.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Tehran on late Monday.

The foreign minister referred to the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) and said, "Iran will continue its (uranium) enrichment within the framework of international regulations," the Mehr news agency reported.

Zarif called Iran-Vietnam relations "good" and "positive" and expressed hope that the two countries would make efforts to expand relations in all sectors, particularly in the economic sphere.

The senior diplomat called for exchange of information and experience between the two states and said, "There is great potential for promotion of cooperation between the private sectors of both countries."

Nguyen Xuan Phuc, for his part, said, "We have defended the right of Iran to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and do believe that Iran plays a key role in securing peace and stability in the region."  

The Vietnamese official also welcomed boosting bilateral cooperation in all areas and transfer of technology between the two countries.

He highlighted the role of the two foreign ministers to help promote bilateral cooperation.

South–South Cooperation is a term historically used by policymakers and academics to describe the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries, also known as countries of the global South.