Jan. 29, 2011
Iranian caretaker Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called for joint investments with Malaysia for exploring new East and Central Asian markets.
"We can use the capacity of the markets of the counties in Eastern and Central Asia by making joint investment and production,” IRNA quoted Salehi as saying in a meeting with Malaysia’s Deputy Parliament speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar on Wednesday in Tehran.
Salehi hailed the positive Tehran-Kuala Lumpur relations and called for expansion of cooperation between the Muslim nations.
He said that Iran and Malaysia could exhaust their capacities "in favor of the Muslim world.”
The Malaysian senior lawmaker, for his part, said that his country welcomes joint investment with the Islamic Republic, especially in producing ‘halal’ food products.
"Both Iran and Malaysia could exchange their experiences in different fields,” he stressed.
During his stay in Iran, the Malaysian official met with senior Iranian officials, including Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani and the country’s other senior lawmakers.