President Rouhani Hopes for Closer Iran-Malaysia Ties

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered his congratulations to the Malaysian people and government over the anniversary of the Southeast Asian country’s Independence Day, also known as Hari Merdeka.

In separate messages to Malaysian King Abdul Halim of Kedah and Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday, President Rouhani felicitated the Malaysian national day and expressed the hope that bilateral relations between Tehran and Kuala Lumpur would develop in the future.

“It is my pleasure that relations between Iran and Malaysia have been growing in the atmosphere created after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” he said in his message to the Malaysian premier.

He further hoped that cooperation between the two friendly countries would be boosted more than ever in light of the “political will” of the Iranian and Malaysian officials.

Hari Merdeka is a national day of Malaysia, which marks the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957, and is celebrated on 31 August each year.

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