The Islamic republic of Iran and Malaysia signed six cooperation agreements in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
The agreements, which were signed in the presence of Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, aim to boost bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade and commerce, tourism, technology transfer, women affairs, and family planning, according to IRNA.
President Mohammad Khatami said earlier this week he was certain his current trip to Malaysia would open a new chapter in Tehran-Kuala Lumpur ties.
Khatami, leading a 92-member delegation, is visiting Malaysia in response to an official invitation extended by Malaysian King Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The visiting delegation consists of ministers of foreign affairs, economy and finance, and post, telegraph and telephone. (Albawaba.com)