1st Female Ambassador Submits Credentials

1st Female Ambassador Submits Credentials1st Female Ambassador Submits Credentials

Marzieh Afkham, Iran's new envoy to Malaysia, submitted her credentials to Malaysian King Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah on Tuesday.

A former spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry and the first female envoy after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Afkham said in the meeting that she will help promote friendly relations and develop bilateral cooperation, Fars News Agency reported.

"By promoting stability, security and welfare in the world, Iran deems forging Malaysian relations in political, economic and cultural areas as a top priority," she said.

Pointing to the emphasis placed by Malaysian authorities on promoting moderation among Muslims and Iran's favorable stance in this regard, the new ambassador to Kuala Lumpur said the ground is prepared for a constructive cooperation against extremist movements that are taking root in Muslim societies.

Mu'adzam Shah said there are numerous contexts for the development of bilateral relations and the two countries should find new opportunities in this regard.