Iran’s President Visits Thailand for ACD Summit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Bangkok on Sunday morning for an official visit that includes high-profile meetings with Thai officials and participation in the 2nd Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit.

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha received the Iranian president in a formal welcome ceremony, followed by a meeting of high-ranking delegations.

Heading a political and business team, the Iranian president embarked on a tour of Southeast Asia on Wednesday that took him earlier to Vietnam and Malaysia.

In Thailand, President Rouhani is going to deliver a speech at the ACD summit and meet foreign leaders on the sidelines of the conference.

The president has announced earlier that Iran, which has been a member of ACD for 12 years, is pursuing stronger cooperation among the Asian countries to consolidate Asia’s position as a major trade partner among the other economic powers.

The summit, entitled “One Asia, Diverse Strength”, is held on October 8-10. Currently, ACD comprises 34 countries, including Iran, China, India, Japan, Russia and Turkey.

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