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President meets Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei

Update: March, 16/2016 - 14:00
President Trương Tấn Sang (L) and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meet in Tehran on March 15. — Photo presstv.ir

TEHRAN (VNS) — President Trương Tấn Sang had a meeting with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on March 15 as part of his state visit to the Middle Eastern country.

Khamenei welcomed President Sang’s visit, describing it as a milestone in the relationship between Việt Nam and Iran. 

Both leaders expressed their delight at the fruitful development of the traditional friendship between the two countries in the past. 

They said Việt Nam and Iran shared many similarities in their history and boasted traditional cultural identities.

President Sang said Việt Nam stood ready to share its experience with Iran in integration and development, and wished to work together with that country to enhance bilateral co-operation. 

The Vietnamese leader spoke to the Iranian leader about the outcomes of his talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, as well as specific measures to strengthen bilateral collaboration in various areas. 

He said Iran should continue to regard Việt Nam as one of its promising partners in its “Look East” policy. 

The president said he hoped with his role and prestige, the supreme leader would contribute more to foster the traditional friendship, for pragmatic interests of the two countries’ peoples. 

The two leaders also compared notes on other issues concerning their countries, regions and the world. 

President Sang and his entourage left Tehran later in the day, successfully concluding their visit to Iran. Iran was the last leg of the president’s African and Middle East tour, which also included Tanzania and Mozambique. — VNS

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