In­done­sia, Iran seek to boost bi­lat­eral ties

Iran Daily - - Domestic Economy -

In­done­sia and Iran seek to fur­ther ex­plore the po­ten­tial co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries, said In­done­sia’s min­is­ter of in­for­ma­tion, tech­nol­ogy and in­for­mat­ics.

Ac­cord­ing to An­tara News, Ru­di­antara said in a meet­ing with Iran’s Am­bas­sador to In­done­sia Vali­ol­lah Mo­ham­madi Nasrabadi, “The visit of Pres­i­dent Has­san Rou­sani of Iran to In­done­sia in 2015 and Pres­i­dent Joko Wi­dodo’s trip to Tehran, Iran, in 2016 have re­newed com­mit­ment of the two coun­tries to strengthen bi­lat­eral re­la­tions at the high­est level, en­cour­aged by the enor­mous po­ten­tial of the two coun­tries. This must be ex­plored fur­ther.”

He fur­ther stated that In­done­sia and Iran have en­joyed long-stand­ing friend­ship, as well as so­cio-cul­tural re­la­tions. The peo­ple of both coun­tries have been heav­ily en­gaged in trade ac­tiv­i­ties and the teach­ings of Is­lam.

“The kin­ship be­tween the two coun­tries has been grow­ing stronger, since the es­tab­lish­ment of diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries in 1950. Over the last few years, sev­eral ex­change of vis­its be­tween high-rank­ing of­fi­cials, as well as nu­mer­ous sign­ings of doc­u­ments of co­op­er­a­tion, have taken place,” he added.

The min­is­ter un­der­lined that the two coun­tries should work closely to ad­dress trade bar­ri­ers and en­gage their busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties.

Fur­ther­more, Ru­di­antara stated that the im­ple­men­ta­tion of joint com­pre­hen­sive plans had en­abled the two coun­tries to open new fron­tiers to ex­plore co­op­er­a­tion in the fields of en­ergy, such as oil and gas prod­ucts, elec­tric­ity, as well as re­new­able en­ergy.

Mo­ham­madi Nasrabadi stated that the visit of Pres­i­dent Joko Wi­dodo to Tehran in 2016 had ini­ti­ated con­struc­tive and pos­i­tive de­vel­op­ment in bi­lat­eral re­la­tions.

“In the past year, we have wit­nessed the ex­change of vis­its by high-rank­ing po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic, aca­demic, cul­tural and tech­no­log­i­cal del­e­ga­tion, while trade be­tween the two coun­tries blos­somed,” he un­der­lined.


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