TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Malaysian officials in a meeting in Kuala Lumpur explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating bilateral ties, specially in parliamentary fields.
During the meeting in the Malaysian capital on Thursday, a team of visiting Iranian lawmakers and Malaysian Parliament Vice-Speaker Esmail bin Mohamed Saeid underlined the need for the further expansion of parliamentary relations between the two countries.
During the meeting, the Iranian legislators discussed the problems facing the Iranian expatriates residing in Malaysia, calling on the Malaysian government and parliament to help resolve the existing difficulties.
The Malaysian parliament’s vice-speaker, for his part, pointed to the current status of Iran-Malaysia relations, announcing the Malaysian parliament’s readiness to broaden parliamentary ties with Iran more than ever before.
An Iranian parliamentary delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday to extend a message of Larijani to his Malaysian counterpart.
The Iranian parliamentary delegation will then proceed to Indonesia.
Iran and Malaysia share many cultural and social affinities and the ties between the two countries’ people are very close.
Iranian and Indonesian officials have on many occasions stressed their resolve to expand bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in different fields.
Late in February 2012, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty M. Natalegawa in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi underscored the importance of the expansion of his country's ties with Iran, and called for the development of Tehran-Jakarta relations in line with the two nations' common interests.
During the meeting which was held on the sidelines of the 19th meeting of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the two top diplomats discussed the latest developments in the relations between the two countries in different fields.