Tehran, Bangkok Hold New Round of Po­lit­i­cal Talks

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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.

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