Indonesian President calls for closer cooperation with Iran

IRNA – Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi conferred on Friday with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on expansion of mutual relations and increase of cooperation between the two countries.

In the meeting, Vaezi conveyed the warm greetings of President Hassan Rouhani to his Indonesian counterpart and once again re-accorded the invitation to Indonesian president to pay an official visit to Iran.

Expansion of political, economic and cultural relations as well as expansion of cooperation between the two nations were at the top of his agenda in the country, Vaezi said.

Regional and global issues mainly in the Muslim world such as fight against terrorism and sectarian groups who are operating under the guise of Islam were also discussed between the two sides, he said.

He also called for increase in volume of trade exchange between Iran and Indonesia.

Indonesian president, for his part, accepted the invitation accorded to him and said his country is determined to upgrade the level of political, economic and cultural relations and cooperation between the two countries.

As the head of the most highly populated Islamic country, he said a moderate and rational version of Islam is a good model for all countries, he said.

Indonesian president also highlighted the significant role of Islamic countries in fighting terrorism and extremism.