TEHRAN, March, 10, 2014,(FNA)- Iranian and Cambodian officials in a meeting in Tehran on Monday underlined the need for the further expansion of bilateral ties.
During the meeting in the Iranian capital today, Iranian Parliaments Vice-Speaker Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard and his Cambodian counterpart explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating mutual cooperation. Aboutorabi-Fard pointed to the low level of trade transactions between Iran and Cambodia, and said, "The two countries private sectors should increase the volume of their trade exchanges."
He pointed to Irans important role in the Middle East and the countrys scientific, technological and economic relations, and said, "Cambodias remarkable status in the ASEAN and Southeast Asia is an important factor that can create new opportunities for the expansion of mutual cooperation."
The Cambodian parliaments vice-speaker, for his part, said Cambodia is interested to have more serious cooperation with Iran, specially in trade and agriculture. Negonen underlined the important role of parliamentary cooperation in the deepening of the two states relations in other areas. Negonen and his accompanying delegation are currently on a four-day visit to Iran at the invitation of Aboutorabi-Fard.
The Iranian parliament has in recent months intensified measures to strengthen ties with Asian states, including Cambodia. Cambodia is a country located in the Southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total landmass is 181,035 square kilometers (69,898 sq mi), bordered by Thailand to the Northwest, Laos to the Northeast, Vietnam to the East, and the Gulf of Thailand to the Southwest.