- Title: Iran's Rouhani stresses the importance of easing trade with Malaysia
- Date: 7th October 2016
- Summary: PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA (OCTOBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF MILITARY HONOURS IRANIAN AND MALAYSIAN FLAGS IRANIAN PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI AND MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER NAJIB RAZAK STANDING AT PODIUM CLOSE UP OF ROUHANI AND NAJIB MILITARY HONOURS ON COURSE VARIOUS OF ROUHANI WALKING BY GUARD IRANIAN AND MALAYSIAN FLAGS WAVING ROUHANI AND RAZAK WALKING ROUHANI AND NAJIB SHAKING HANDS ROUHANI AND RAZAK WALKING IRANIAN FLAG ROUHANI AND RAZAK WALKING ARRIVING AT MEETING ROOM VARIOUS OF ROUHANI AND IRANIAN DELEGATES MALAYSIAN COATS OF ARMS CAMERAMAN ROUHANI AND RAZAK STANDING AT PODIUM IRANIAN DELEGATES (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) IRANIAN PRESIDENT, HASSAN ROUHANI, SAYING: "The most important issue raised by the prime minister as well is to ease and accelerate activating the banking relations between the two countries." NEWS CONFERENCE MONITOR SHOWING NAJIB HOLDING SPEECH (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) IRANIAN PRESIDENT, HASSAN ROUHANI, SAYING: "Iran is ready to welcome Malaysian oil, gas and petrochemical companies and to have them investing in the country." CAMERAMAN ROUHANI AND RAZAK / ROUHANI AND RAZAK LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE ROOM
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2016 15:27
- Keywords: iIranian president Hassan Rouhani Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak banking trade
- Location: PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA
- City: PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA
- Country: Malaysia
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0015308YFB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Iran and Malaysia will renew their relations in banking and other sectors in an effort to improve trade following the lifting of UN sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday (October 7).
The two countries agreed for their respective central banks to meet and discuss ways to help businesses and trade during a meeting between Rohani and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Putrajaya, Malaysia's administrative capital.
"The most important issue raised by the prime minister as well is to ease and accelerate activating the banking relations between the two countries," Rouhani said at a news conference after the meeting.
Rouhani, on an official working visit to Malaysia, said Iran would welcome Malaysian business looking to invest in Tehran.
"Iran is ready to welcome Malaysian oil, gas and petrochemical companies and to have them investing in the country," he said.
Rouhani's visit to Malaysia was part of his tour to the Southeast Asian region, with stops in Vietnam and Thailand.
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