Tehran, 23 August 2023 (TDI): Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian met with his Malaysian counterpart Zambry Abdul Kadir in Tehran on August 21, and the two leaders discussed various bilateral, regional, and international issues of mutual interest.

Minister Amirabdollahian underlined the robust judicial and consular coordination between Tehran and Kuala Lumpur while emphasizing the acceleration of the extradition process between them.

He emphasized the upcoming female prisoner exchange between the two nations, describing it as a humanitarian move. Moreover, he emphasized the mutual commitment to convene a joint commission session for economic cooperation.

The Iranian Foreign Minister stated that the visit from his Malaysian counterpart marked the commencement of a new era in the relationship between the two nations.

He acknowledged the significant cultural, scientific, and religious parallels between the two nations, calling it an opportunity to advance their bilateral relations.

Furthermore, he pointed out that the Zionist occupying regime is the major cause of instability in the region. He also highlighted the will of the regional leaders to develop endogenous security without foreign involvement.

For his part, Minister Zambry Kadir commended the diplomatic ties between the two countries and described his visit as an indicator, depicting Malaysia’s willingness to foster and advance its relations with Iran.

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While commenting on the presidency of Malaysia in the joint meeting between the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and ASEAN this year, Abdul Kadir mentioned that Malaysia’s diplomatic capabilities open up an opportunity for increased dynamism in bilateral and multilateral discussions.

This, in turn, facilitates the identification of fresh avenues for cooperation with neighbouring nations, including Iran.

Both leaders stressed fostering cooperation between the two nations in diverse fields, including agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals, science, technology, and health industries, in addition to economic and commercial domains.

They also consider the strengthening of diplomatic and parliamentary ties between the two sides through frequent state visits as well as the development of cooperation between think tanks and academia.

Furthermore, the two sides denounced the Quran-burning incident in Denmark and Sweden.