Iran President Send Messages to Malaysian, Indonesian Leaders

President Hassan Rouhani (R) receiving Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo in Tehran in December 2016

Iranian Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Massumeh Ebtekar has delivered messages by President Hassan Rouhani to the Malaysian prime minister and Indonesian president.

Ebtekar, who arrived in Jakarta on Tuesday for a one-day visit, delivered a letter by President Rouhani to his Indonesian counterpart and held talks with a number of high-ranking officials in the country on the latest developments in the JCPOA talks. She had earlier visited Kuala Lumpur to deliver Rouhani’s message to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

In a Wednesday meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in Jakarta, Ebtekar said as the largest Muslim country and a leading member of the Non-Aligned Movement, Indonesia can contribute significantly to the global peace and stability.

“The Iran nuclear deal is not merely a cooperation agreement signed between the Islamic Republic and a number of western states. It is an international document signed in line with efforts to preserve peace and stability in the world,” she was quoted as saying in a report by the Vice-President’s official website.

Vice-President Massoumeh Ebtekar Meeting with Retno Marsudi, the foreign minister of Indnesia, in Jakarta on July 11, 2018

Ebtekar went on to say that the JCPOA should not be endangered by the unilateral withdrawal of one side of the deal.

For her part, the Indonesian foreign minister underlined the importance of international mechanisms to preserve the Iran nuclear deal and said as one of the main supporters of the JCPOA, Indonesia has always called for resorting to diplomacy to resolve international disputes.

Marsudi urged all parties involved in the international treaty to remain committed to their pledges and contribute to the global peace and stability.

She then referred to the latest agreements made during Vienna talks between Iran and the three European states and said Indonesia has always been seeking practical measures to preserve the Iran nuclear deal so that the parties could enjoy their benefits under the deal.

During the talks, the participants also exchanged views on mutual cooperation in various economic, banking and oil fields as well as joint investments.

Ebtekar’s visits came as President Rouhani had earlier sent special envoys to a number of Latin American countries (Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Brazil), Northern Africa (Tunisia), and Russia to convey his message to those countries’ leaders.

VP for Women and Family Affairs Massoumeh Ebtekar meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur
   
   

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