TEHRAN (Iran News) – Tehran Calls for Expanding Parliamentary Ties With Jakarta. Chairman of the Executive Council of the World IPU in Iran’s Parliament Ahmad Naderi in meeting with Indonesian Ambassador to Tehran Mr. Ronny Prasetyo Yuliantoro called for expansion of bilateral parliamentary ties.
Naderi said fortunately there are good co-operations between Iran and Indonesia as the most important country of the Muslim world and Asia, expressing hope that these cooperation would increase day in day.
He went on to say that Iran’s Majlis is ready to boost the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of parliamentary diplomacy like friendship group and multilateral cooperation in the international parliamentary communities.
Naderi said Iran and Indonesia can have good consultations in the regional and international parliamentary bodies like in Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC).
Then Yuliantoro, for his part, said the ties between Tehran and Jakarta have always been very good and Jakarta had had good cooperation with Tehran in all fields, expressing hope during his stay in Tehran he could expand ties with Iran and everybody witnesses it.
He added IPU is one of the most important international parliamentary bodies whose meetings are held and Indonesia’s representatives have had active presence.
In mid-April, Iran’s Foreign Minister Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif paid a visit to Indonesia where he discussed trade and economic issues with his Indonesian counterpart, the two countries said.
Zarif emphasized the importance of finalizing a preferential trade agreement in his talks with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
He expressed Iran’s readiness to continue negotiations, it said in a statement.
“Supporting the international law as well as exchanging views on the latest developments in the Afghanistan peace process were among other issues discussed in the meeting,” it said. The United States has said it will withdraw its last troops from Afghanistan in September.