Iran, Indonesia FMs confer on enhancing bilateral ties

TEHRAN, Oct. 14 (MNA) – In a Wed. presser here, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi stressed the expansion of bilateral relations in all fields.

The two counterparts discussed a number of bilateral and regional issues, particularly in regard to combating terrorism and extremism in the Middle East as well as ways to promote economic and trade relations.

Zarif underscored the good political and international relations between Tehran and Jakarta, saying the two sides are undertaking serious efforts in the fight against terrorism.

The Iranian minister further referred to the two countries’ cooperation in various economic domains, saying a joint economic commission was also held attended by the officials of both sides.

The Indonesian diplomat who is officially in Tehran for the first time, deemed today’s meeting with FM Zarif highly positive, expressing her country’s keenness to expand cooperation with Iran in various fields of trade, research, energy, and sports.  

Marsudi further added that Indonesia fully welcomes the JCPOA, expressing hope that the accord would be put into effect as soon as possible.

Earlier in September, Marsudi held talks with Zarif in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly and announced the upcoming visit of Indonesian President Joko Widodo to Tehran.

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs arrived in Tehran today morning, accompanied by a delegation comprising of Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said, Indonesian President’s representative in Middle East and Chairman of Indonesia’s National Oil Co. Dwi Soetjipto.

Soetjipto and Sudirman Said also met with Iran’s Oil and Energy ministers today to discuss ways to promote cooperation in related fields.

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