1145 GMT August 16, 2018
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi held talks with Director General for Asia, Pacific, and Africa at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Desra Percaya, in Tehran on Monday, during which the two sides called for expansion of economic and trade cooperation alongside constructive political relations, MNA reported.
During the meeting which was held after the seventh meeting of Iran-Indonesia joint political-consultative committee, Sarmadi voiced satisfaction over the growing progress of bilateral ties between the two countries in the past three years, saying, “We must make use of every capacity and opportunity to further boost the level of trade transactions and improve all-out ties between these two major Muslim countries.”
The Indonesian diplomat, for his part, thanked Iran for its active participation at the Indian Ocean Union during the chairmanship of Indonesia. He further voiced his appreciation for Iran’s support for Indonesia’s candidacy at international organizations, particularly its non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council.