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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (left) and Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi during a bilateral meeting between both nations in conjunction with the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States, on September 20, 2023. — Picture via FACEBOOK/ANWAR IBRAHIM

Malaysia to strengthen bilateral ties with Iran

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Malaysia will strengthen bilateral relations in various fields with Iran for mutual benefits, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister expressed the desire in a meeting with Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi in New York, which was shared through a post on Facebook today.

“In the meeting, I expressed Malaysia’s desire to enhance bilateral relations with Iran through cooperation in the fields of economy, education, food security, science and technology, as well as exploring the potential for new forms of cooperation,” he said.

According to Anwar, in the same meeting, Malaysia also reaffirmed its commitment to conduct a Joint Commission Meeting and a Joint Economic Commission Meeting between the two countries in order to refine the potential scope of cooperation.

“Hopefully, the relations between Malaysia and Iran will continue to be strengthened for mutual benefits, God willing,” he said.

Anwar is currently in New York to attend the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Seyed Ebrahim is the second foreign leader to meet with Anwar in New York, after Turkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

— Bernama

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