Indonesia after nanotech coop. with Iran

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TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (MNA) – Indonesian industry minister has voiced his country’s willingness to develop cooperation with Iran over transfer of nanotechnology to Indonesian industries.

Secretary-General of the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar, heading an Iranian delegation, met with Industry Minister of Indonesia Airlangga Hartarto in Jakarta where the two sides mulled over reinvigoration of ties in nano sector.

The meeting marked a follow up to President Rouhani’s last year meeting with his counterpart Joko Widodo who had deemed nanotechnology as a venue for cooperation between the two sides.

Iran’s Sarkar presented a report on recent activities and achievements of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the sector.

The Indonesian industry minister, while expressing admiration towards rapid pace of Iran’s growth in the field of new technologies, said in his future visit to Tehran, he will get more familiar with Iran's experiences in the field of nanotechnology.

He also expressed Indonesia’s willingness for cooperation in the field of transferring the technology to Indonesian industries particularly in major industrial realms including pharmaceuticals, agriculture, textile, and automobile.

Later, INIC Secretary Saeed Sarkar stated “one of the goals of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council is to help Islamic states and closely collaborate with them for the fast growth in the field of nanotechnology.”

He went on to add that “Indonesia not only can be a large market for Iran’s nanotechnology products but can also be a good base for joint investments in southeast Asia.”

At the end of the meeting, it was decided to hold joint sessions for exchange of technology between knowledge-based companies of Iran and Indonesian industries within next few months.

The Iranian delegation also visited the University of Indonesia, the largest university of the Southeast Asian country, and observed departments related to nanotechnology.

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