Rouhani starts his visit to Asia

Thursday, 6 October, 2016 - 17:30

President Hassan Rouhani, on a key visit to Asia, says Iran and Vietnam have decided to increase bilateral trade volume fivefold to over $2 billion per year.

Rouhani made the remarks in a joint press conference with his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang in the capital Hanoi on Thursday.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Rouhani arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday and was accorded a detailed official welcome by his Vietnamese counterpart.

The visit to Vietnam is the first part of a Southeast Asian tour which will also take Rouhani to Malaysia and Thailand.