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President in the meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Vietnam:

Cementing Iran-Vietnam relations a must/Developing ties with Asian countries, ASEAN members Iran’s policy

Speaking in the meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Vietnam, Dr Rouhani stressed cementing relations between Iran and Vietnam, as well as developing existing ties with Asian countries, especially ASEAN member countries.

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In this meeting which happened on Monday in Tehran, Dr Rouhani referred to close relations between Iran and Vietnam in political, regional and international fields and said: “There are good potentials for developing ties between Tehran and Hanoi that we should use to the benefit of the two nations”.

On the importance of more activity on the side of the joint commission on cooperation between the two countries, he added: “Iran and Vietnam can boost their business transactions to $2 billion in a 5-year plan”.

Stressing that developing existing ties with Asian countries, especially ASEAN member countries is a priority to the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the President said: “Developing ties with Vietnam is of chief importance to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy”.

“Iran and Vietnam can boost their cooperation in all fields, including trade, economy, energy, oil and gas, agriculture, exporting technical and engineering services, auto industry, fish and power plant construction” continued Rouhani.

He also said that removing banking obstacles is the first step in development of these ties.

He added: “Transfer of experiences, cooperation between universities of Iran and Vietnam, and exchange of professors and students can help develop scientific and cultural ties between the two countries”.

President Rouhani also underlined cementing ties in security issues and terrorism, as well as NAM, saying: “The Foreign Ministers of both countries should consult more on areas of common goals, including combatting terrorism”.

In this meeting, President Trương Tấn Sang also expressed satisfaction over his visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran and said: “Iran’s success in nuclear negotiations and constructive interaction with the world has made the Vietnamese nation happy”.

“We admire Iranian nation’s resistance and flexibility in sanctions era,” continued President Trương, saying: “Vietnam is ready to take steps for developing ties with Iran in all areas”.

Throwing weight behind the Iran-proposed WAVE resolution in the UN, he added: “Vietnam supports Tehran’s policies in fighting terrorism, violence and extremism”.

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