Iran, Bangladesh Stress Expansion of Ties

A009056817.jpgIranian and Bangladeshi foreign ministers in a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Meeting in New York underlined the need for the further development of the two countries’ relations. During the meeting, Iran’s Manouchehr Mottaki noted the two countries’ good cooperation in bilateral and multilateral frameworks, and voiced Tehran’s eagerness to witness implementation of the previous agreements.

He further called on both sides to boost economic and industrial cooperation in a bid to expand relations.

For his part, the Bangladeshi foreign minister praised Iran’s sympathy with the victims of the recent flooding in his country, and said that conditions in the affected areas are under full control.

He further pointed to the two countries’ profound cultural ties and the strong influence of the Persian language in the region, saying that a large number of Bangladeshis are eager to learn the Persian language.

Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury accepted Mottaki’s invitation for attending a joint summit of the Asian parliament speakers and foreign ministers in Tehran, and expressed the hope that the meeting would yield positive results.

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