Tehran, Dec 21, IRNA - Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi heading a high ranking delegation arrived here on Sunday afternoon and was officially welcomed by Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
The Malaysian premier arrived in the ancient city of Isfahan, in central Iran on Thursday. Isfahan has been declared sister city of the Malaysian commercial capital of Kuala Lumpur.
During his three-day official visit to Tehran, Badawi is to meet President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and several other senior Iranian officials.
The visit is expected to lead to further expansion of relations between the two friendly countries and explore new opportunities for further economic cooperation.
The visiting delegation will review expansion of relations with Iran as well as regional and international developments.
Premier Badawi is accompanied by a number of senior officials including Foreign Minister Hamid Albar and the interior minister.
Badawi's wife is also accompanying him.
Malaysian premier and his entourage will leave Tehran for Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
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