Feb 22, 1998, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9120750
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message written mahathir's receives khatami president international of minister malaysian visiting -- irna 22, .feb tehran, with met saturday here aziz rafidah paduka seri industry and trade written a him to over handed and khatami mohammad seyyed president .mohamad mahathir minister prime malaysian the of message premier malaysian the thanking khatami president meeting, the in middle a as iran of republic islamic the that said message, his for east the of country a as malaysia of federation the and country east .relations growing ever and close enjoyed have asia communications also have naitons two the that added president the and stability security, seek which region the of countries the with .progress importance give lumpur kuala and tehran that out pointed khatami of desire the express countries the both that and islam to promote to wish time same the at independence their maintaining .countries respective their in development republic islamic the that stressed khatami hojjatoleslam president with relations friendly and sincere establish to desires iran of interests national and respect mutual on based countries the of all .malaysia with ties close very have can it that feels iran that and `total' like `petronas' that underlined then president the the against action of freedom in believed which country a represented a such that adding others, and states united the of demands illogical independence and strength, power, of demonstration the was resistance .malaysia like nation of country her of will political the that said minister malaysian the islamic the between relations of expansion further on based is .malaysia and iran of republic possessed nations two the that out pointed finally aziz rafidah .relations trade bilateral of promotion the for potentialities pm/dh end