Vietnam Keen to Expand Ties

Vietnam Keen to Expand Ties
Vietnam Keen to Expand Ties

Hossein Sobhaninia, head of Iran-Vietnam parliamentary friendship group, held a meeting with the Vietnamese deputy foreign minister in Hanoi on Tuesday.  

The Vietnamese official pointed to his country's resolve to enhance ties with Iran in all spheres and said, "Vietnam sees no limits in expansion of wide-ranging cordial relations with Iran," IRNA reported.       

He said, "Hanoi has constantly had close cooperation with Iran in the international arena."       

He also said the volume of trade between the two states is far lower than the level of political relations, adding, "Vietnam is fully prepared to promote economic and business relations with Iran and participate in the country's joint investment projects."   

He went on to say that his country supports Iran's principled policy to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, adding, "All nations have such a right to enjoy peaceful nuclear technology."        

Referring to the talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany) on Tehran's nuclear program, Sobhaninia said Iran is serious in the talks, adding, "If the P5+1 shows resolve to make a deal, it is not impossible to reach an agreement."

"Iran will never compromise on its right to peaceful use of nuclear energy," the lawmaker reiterated.     

Elsewhere, the member of the Majlis presiding board expressed satisfaction with the growing trend of bilateral cooperation in various areas, adding, "Considering great similarities and the existing potential in Iran and Vietnam, the two countries have great opportunities to promote bilateral relations, particularly in economic and business areas." He said Iranian companies and the private sector are prepared to enter Vietnamese markets and implement construction and infrastructure projects in the country.