Jul 21, 2014, 5:39 PM
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Zarif: Iran ready to help settle Muslims problems in Myanmar

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran is ready to contribute to settlement of problems facing Muslims in Myanmar.

While receiving a copy of credentials of new Myanmar non-resident ambassador to Tehran on Monday, Zarif emphasized upgrading Iran-Myanmar relations and said the Iranian government is concerned about conditions of Muslims in Myanmar and is prepared to solve their problems in cooperation with the Myanmarese government.

The Iranian top diplomat underlined growing economic, cultural and social cooperation and promotion of regional cooperation, with the ASEAN member states particularly.

The Myanmarese diplomat, for his part, said his government welcomes investment by Iranian companies in Myanmar and expressed hope that Iranian traders and companies will have eye-catching presence in Myanmar.

He said, "We support Iran's membership in the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) and will consult with other member countries so that the treaty is signed as soon as possible."

Myanmar is now the ASEAN president.