TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran and Malaysia agreed on July 15 to finalize a previously signed preferential tariff contract and hold a meeting of the joint economic commission.
The agreement was made during a video call made by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with his Malaysian counterpart Dato’ Sri Hishammuddin Hussein, IRNA reported.
The two also stressed the need to benefit from the barter trade mechanism to better serve the interest of their nations.
They further discussed the major regional, international issues, those facing the Islamic World in particular.
Referring to Malaysia’s position as an active member of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Zarif called on Hishammuddin Hussein to play his role in solving the crisis in Yemen “through the diplomatic way as the only solution” to settle the present crisis in that war-torn country.
Noting that Tehran would “welcome any initiative by Malaysia to establish peace and put an end to the crisis in Yemen,” Zarif said, “Iran will actively help bring in peace to Yemen.”
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has been conducting bloody military aggression in Yemen with the help from its regional allies and using arms supplied by its Western backers. The aim of the war has been to bring Yemen’s former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, back to power and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
In excess of 100,000 people have already lost their lives as a result of the military aggression in the past five years.
On July 15, more than 25 civilians were killed when Saudi warplanes carried out fresh deadly strikes in Yemen by targeting a wedding ceremony in the northern province of Al-Jawf. Women and children were among those killed in the attack, almasirah.com reported.
Zarif also appreciated Malaysia’s correct and principled stance for supporting the oppressed Palestinians beforehand.
- source : Iran Daily, Irannews