Burma to Boost Ties with Iran

Burma and Iran vowed to increase their economic and diplomatic cooperation as a high-level delegation led by the Iranian deputy foreign minister concluded a three-day visit to Naypyidaw on Thursday.

Burmese state-run newspapers reported on Friday that the two sides agreed to expand their business ties and increase cooperation in regional and international forums such as the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement.

The Iranian delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali Fathollahi, held talks with Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win on Wednesday and later met with Minister for Energy Lun Thi to discuss matters relating to cooperation in the oil and gas sector.

The delegation also met with Deputy Foreign Minister Maung Myint to exchange views on mutually beneficial cooperation, according to the state-run New Light of Myanmar.

During their meeting, Maung Myint and his Iranian counterpart signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish bilateral consultations between the two foreign ministries, said the paper.

On Thursday, the Iranian delegation flew from Naypyidaw to Rangoon, where they met with the chairman and members of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and agreed to promote trade and economic cooperation between Iran and Burma.


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