Tehran, Bangkok Hold New Round of Political Talks
TEHRAN (FNA) - The third round of political talks between Thailand and Iran attended by the two countries’ foreign ministry officials were held in Bangkok.
Director General for Iranian Foreign Ministry’s East Asia and Pacific Affairs Mahmoud Farazandeh who is currently in Bangkok discussed in a Monday meeting with Thai Foreign Ministry Director General for South Asian, the Middle East and African Affairs Krerkpan Roekchamnong underlined the need for broadening of mutual cooperation.
Iran’s Ambassador to Thailand Mohsen Mohammadi and Thailand Ambassador to Tehran Kalayana Vepathi Pumi Pratz were also present at the meeting.
The two sides discussed different dimensions of bilateral ties, the need for more efforts by both sides to develop economic and trade relations.
Roekchamnong pointed to 400 years background in mutual relations without any problem, and reiterated very good support for continuation of bilateral ties.
Farazandeh also called President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Thailand in October 2016 as a turning-point in bilateral relations.
He pointed to the signed documents during President Rouhani’s visit, and said that the relations had considerably expanded over past year.
The Iranian diplomat underlined the need for Thais officials’ effort to remove remaining obstacles in the way of increasing economic interactions, such as banking issues.
The two sides also discussed regional and international developments like Syria, Iraq, Lebanon as well as Southeast Asia, including
developments in Myanmar.