Iran, Indonesia presidents discuss mutual, international issues


The Iranian and Indonesian presidents have discussed issues of mutual interest as well as regional and international developments in Jakarta.

President Hassan Rouhani and his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo discussed issues of mutual interest as well as international developments on Thursday.

In a meeting on the sidelines of the 60th Asia-Africa Summit Meeting in the Indonesian capital, the two presidents discussed issues of mutual interest, as well as the latest regional and international developments.

Rouhani and Widodo called for enhanced cooperation between Tehran and Jakarta on economic issues.

According to the statistics, Iran-Indonesia trade hit $2 billion in 2012 from $600 million in 2010.

Trade between Tehran and Jakarta once again shrank to $600 million in 2013 as a result of imposition of illegal Western sanctions on Iran.

Iranian and Indonesian officials hope that an emerging comprehensive deal between Iran and the six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program that guarantees Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear technology and results in the lifting of all sanctions, would lead to a significant rise in trade between Tehran and Jakarta.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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