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Bangladesh, Iran discuss strengthening trade, investment, energy ties

Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iran Mehdi Safari has met with State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam and discussed issues of mutual interest.

The deputy minister said Foreign Office Consultation and meeting of the Joint Economic Commission should be held at a mutually convenient time to further strengthen relations in trade, investment, economy, energy, chemical fertiliser and food security, reports UNB.

Shahriar briefed him about the trade potential between Bangladesh and Iran and urged for more visits of trade delegations.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) ministerial meeting on Thursday to discuss areas of cooperation under the inter-governmental organisation and between the two countries.

Shahriar and Mehdi discussed details about cooperation under IORA.

Shahriar thanked the deputy minister for his participation and his delegation at IORA.