The top Iranian diplomat, who is in Kuala Lumpur on the final leg of an Asian tour, held a meeting with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah on Thursday morning.
The two top diplomats discussed various topics in the meeting, including ways to broaden relations between Iran and Malaysia by holding a session of the joint economic commission and promoting banking, business and scientific cooperation.
Zarif and Abdullah also talked about Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad’s upcoming visit to Iran, problems faced by a number of Iranian nationals residing in Malaysia, cooperation in international organizations, the latest developments surrounding the 2015 Iran nuclear deal –the JCPOA— and major issues of the region and the Islamic world.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Zarif said Mahathir Mohamad was scheduled to pay a visit to Iran in the near future.
“We have very good relations with Malaysia and it was necessary to hold consultations with the Malaysian friends about bilateral relations, regional cooperation, and Islamic world cooperation,” he said.
Iran’s top diplomat has visited Malaysia in a tour of Asia that took him earlier to China and Japan.