TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Mahmoud Goudarzi and his Indonesian counterpart, Imam Nahrawi, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), as part of efforts to boost cooperation between the two Islamic nations in sports areas.
The cooperation agreement was signed during a meeting between the two ministers here in the Iranian capital on Saturday.
In his remarks at the meeting, Goudarzi praised the deal and said, “I am glad that with this MoU we can strengthen our ties with Indonesia as a Muslim country.”
The agreement will lead to the expansion of bilateral relations between Tehran and Jakarta in various fields, including sports and youth affairs, he added.
Back in April, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo, in a meeting in Jakarta, underlined the need for further efforts to boost bilateral relations between the two Muslim countries in diverse areas.
In his remarks, president Rouhani pointed to the importance of closer cooperation between Tehran and Jakarta in the area of economy, and said the joint economic commission of the two countries should work more actively.