A delegation of the Vietnam-Iran Friendship Association (VIFA) led by its head Dang Nhu Loi has paid a working visit to Iran at the invitation of the Iran-Vietnam Friendship Association (IVFA).

While receiving the delegation, the First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Iran Mohammad Reza Bahona spoke highly of the delegation’s visit to the country, expressing his belief that the visit would actively contribute to promoting the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Iran .

During the visit, the delegation had working sessions with IVFA to review recent cooperative activities between the two associations and define the cooperative plan between the two sides in the years to come.

The two associations’ leaders agreed on a number of measures to provide information, with the aim of facilitating business cooperation between the two countries’ enterprises.

The two sides were also scheduled to cooperate in organising a Vietnamese Culture Week in Iran and a Iranian Culture Week in Vietnam , a Vietnam-Iran business forum and providing a number of scholarships for Vietnamese students to study in Iran .

In the framework of the visit, the VIFA delegation also met with Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Iranian Supreme Leader’s Office and leaders of Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Commerce, Mines and Industries; the Chamber of Commerce Industries and Mines, and the National Library.

Earlier, the delegation attended the 5 th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian in Tehran .

At the meeting, the delegation expressed the viewpoint of the Vietnamese State and people’s vigourous support for the just struggle of Palestinian people for an independent Palestine state with all basic rights and hoped that Palestine will soon become an official member of the United Nations./.