FM to meet Indonesian president, PM in Jakarta

Tehran, March 6,IRNA — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to meet Indonesian president and prime minister separately in Jakarta on Friday.

During the meetings, the Iranian foreign minister will discuss the latest international and regional developments as well as ways to consolidate ties with senior Indonesian officials.

The two-day visit of Zarif to Indonesia takes place within the framework of quarterly meeting of the foreign ministers of the two countries.

In a meeting on the sidelines of the 68th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, the Iranian and Indonesian foreign ministers underlined the importance of bolstering bilateral ties between Tehran and Jakarta.

Iranian and Indonesian officials have on many occasions stressed their resolve to expand bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in different fields.

The value of Tehran-Jakarta trade balance exceeded $2 billion in 2011, but the Iranian ambassador to Indonesia has expressed the hope that it would reach more than $5 billion in the near future due to the expansion of ties between the two countries.



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