Vietnamese president to visit Iran
Tehran, Iran, March 11
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Vietnamese president Truong Tan Sang will visit Iran on March 13 to discuss boosting of bilateral ties.
He is slated to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as well as other high-ranking officials, IRNA news agency reported March 11.
Sang will stay in Iran for three days. Boosting ties in finance, banking, oil, and gas are among the topics to be discussed.
The two presidents last met in April on the sidelines of the Asia-Africa Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Iran and Vietnam started diplomatic relations in 1973. Iran opened embassy in Vietnam in 1991, while Vietnam did the same in Iran in 1997.
Last year, Iran-Vietnam's trade turnover stood at $106.7 million. The amount had been $300 million in 2013.