Tehran, Bangkok stress need to strengthen banking coop.

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JAKARTA, Mar. 07 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with his Thai counterpart stressed the need for the expansion of cooperation.

Heading a delegation, Javad Zarif arrived in Jakarta on Monday to participate in the first summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) held on Tuesday.

He met with Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai on the sidelines of the event, and send the invitation of President Rouhani to Thai Prime Minister to visit Iran.

“Many Iranian tourists visit Thailand, which indicates the need for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism and tourist exchanges,” Zarif added.

Iranian foreign minister described well the advancement of preferential trade agreement inked between the two countries and emphasized the need to strengthen banking cooperation.

Thailand's foreign minister, for his part, highly regarded the importance of bilateral relations with Iran as an important country and considered necessary to examine ways to strengthen economic cooperation and remove the obstacles.

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