0338 GMT December 14, 2019
Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar and visiting Indonesia's Minister of Female Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Susana Yembise signed the agreement in order to expand ties in empowerment of women, support for children, and family resilience, IRNA reported.
The accord was the result of previous meetings between the two leaders in May this year and April last year.
Yohana said the agreement was important to showcase Indonesia-Iran relations, especially on child protection and women empowerment.
"This is especially for women who actively participate in achieving the millennium development goals.”
Yohana added that Indonesia had three priorities stated in the MoU: Ending violence against women and children, ending human trafficking and ending economic barriers against women.
Ebtekar said the protection of girls was a particular concern to Iran, noting that the recent policy by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that requires 30 percent of government positions to be filled by women provides future leadership training in every ministry and government institution.