Call for Closer Iran-Malaysia Coop.

Call for Closer Iran-Malaysia Coop.Call for Closer Iran-Malaysia Coop.

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani hailed similar stances of Tehran and Kuala Lumpur on international issues, calling for efforts to boost cooperation between the two Asian countries in all spheres, economy in particular. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Malaysian counterpart, Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, in Tehran on Tuesday, Larijani described Malaysia as a major Muslim country, stressing that Iran attaches great significance to the Southeast Asian country, Tasnim News Agency reported. "Iran has friendly and brotherly ties with the Malaysian Parliament," he said, noting that there have been negotiations between the two sides on various issues, including parliamentary cooperation and economic ties. The Malaysian speaker emphasized that Kuala Lumpur is fully aware of Tehran's important role in the Middle East, calling for closer bilateral economic ties. "The Malaysian government will try to pave the ground for improving trade cooperation with Iran," he said. Mulia arrived in Tehran on Tuesday at the invitation of Larijani to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on issues of mutual interest.