Iran, Indonesia hold joint consular commission meeting

TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) – The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Indonesia have held the fifth joint meeting on consular affairs in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta.

According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, the meeting was attended by an Iranian delegation led by the Director-General of the Consular Department of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an Indonesian delegation led by the Deputy Directorate General of Protocol and Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.

In the meeting, the two delegations discussed the common consular issues, including the visa affairs, the issues relating to university students, the judicial affairs, as well as the issues surrounding prisoners of the two countries, the migrants and the refugees.

The two sides also welcomed the ratification of two bills on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and the extradition of criminals, and expressed hope that Iran and Indonesia would soon sign a cooperation agreement in the fight against drug trafficking.

In the meeting, the Iranian delegation called for efforts to extradite the Iranian convicts from Indonesia and improve the conditions of Iranian inmates in that country.

MNA/MFA

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