President Rouhani met with the King of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and expressed hope that the two countries’ cooperation in different mutual and regional issues, as well as in the Muslim World to develop.

In this meeting that happened on Friday on the sidelines of the OIC Summit in Turkey, Dr Rouhani said: “Tehran and Seri Begawan can have good cooperation with each other in different fields such as technical and engineering services, energy, petrochemicals and resolving the regional and international issues”

Stressing the need for the two countries’ private sectors’ cooperation, he also said: “Developing Iran-Brunei ties can have an effective role in closer relations between Iran and the ASEAN”.

On the necessity of taking mutual cultural measures in order to introduce the true face of Islam to the global community, Dr Rouhani also went on to say: “Today, some who do not have any connections with Islam, the Quran and the Prophet’s traditions are presenting Islam with a violent face and we should not let them succeed in this path”.

In this meeting, King of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah said: “Iran’s civilisation, culture and historical and natural attractions have always attracted the Brunei nation’s attention”.

He also called for development of ties and relations in all fields of mutual interest with Iran.

“We should boost our cooperation in the field of fighting terrorism and extremism to show the true face of Islam to the world” he continued.