Iran-Indonesia cooperation is vital and effective to solve Muslim world issues

President Hassan Rouhani underlined on the use of Iran and Indonesia existing capacities and potentialities to develop the mutual ties and to start an economic interaction between the two countries.

Thu 15 - October 2015 - 10:44

In a meeting on Wednesday with visiting Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, he said: "Iran and Indonesia as two big and effective states in the region of the Middle East and South-East Asia can solve the regional and Muslim world issues through consultation and mutual cooperation.

He described Indonesia as an important country in the Islamic world and an old friend for Islamic republic of Iran and noted that "Iran and Indonesia are decisive to develop and expand relations.

Referring to the good potentials for creating a strong economic cooperation between the two countries, Rouhani said: "The emergence of new situation after lifting the economic sanctions previously imposed against Iran, implies that the two countries must do their best to expand and deepen their economic ties through holding a new Joint Economic Commission.

Speaking about the two countries’ like-mindedness in dealing with the issues of the Islamic World, he continued: “Terrorist groups becoming more active claiming the do Jihad necessitates more close cooperation among Islamic countries because persistence of the status quo will endanger the Islamic World”.
“We need a big cultural movement in all Islamic countries to root out terrorism” added Rouhani.
He also said: “Iran and Indonesia should put more effort in establishing more interaction between academic and research centres and people of the two countries”.
In the same meeting, Marsudi expressed willingness to develop ties with Iran in areas such as economic, commercial, investment, and infrastructure development.
Stressing that all Muslim countries are required to defend Islam, she said: “Indonesia has always favoured solving issues politically and diplomatically, and has thrown weight on Islamic Republic of Iran WAVE plan”.

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