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News number: 9202245596

17:06 | 2013-05-29

Foriegn Policy

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Iranian, Indonesian Delegations Discuss Political, Economic Issues

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian and Indonesian foreign ministry officials discussed bilateral, regional and international issues during the fifth meeting of the two countries' joint committee on political consultations.



At the end of the meeting held here in Tehran on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Iranian and Indonesian deputy foreign ministers signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Speaking to reporters after signing the MoU, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said that "all bilateral issues, including political and economic issue were discussed."

He added that the two sides also consulted about regional issues, including Syria.

As regards the bilateral ties, Araqchi said that Iran and Indonesia have $1.5bln trade exchanges and agreed to further boost their bilateral relations.

Yesterday, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and Indonesian Deputy Foreign Minister Yuri Octavian Thamrin explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating bilateral ties and mutual cooperation.

During the meeting in Tehran, Salehi and Thamrin underlined the need for the expansion of relations between Iran and Indonesia in different fields.

The Iranian foreign minister pointed to the current status of bilateral relations between Tehran and Jakarta, saying, "Indonesia is an important country in the world."

Salehi called on Iran and Indonesia to take advantage of their existing capacities in a bid to enhance their mutual cooperation.