TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani described a visit to Tehran by Chairman of Indonesia’s People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Zulkifli Hasan as a step toward stronger parliamentary ties between the two Muslim nations.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Zulkifli Hasan in Tehran on Monday, Larijani hailed Indonesia for its wise conduct on regional developments, saying the Southeast Asian country’s approaches on major issues conform to those of Iran.

Both Iran and Indonesia believe that the crises which have destabilized security in some regional countries would only benefit the Zionist regime of Israel, and that they should be resolved politically, Larijani added.

He also noted that the bulk of talks with the Indonesian speaker revolved around ways to boost trade ties between Tehran and Jakarta.

The two Asian countries have stepped up efforts to boost economic ties in recent months.

In May, Iran clinched a deal with Indonesia to sell the Southeast Asian country 80,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

In June, Indonesia’s Oil and Gas Director General Wiratmaja Puja said the country’s state energy company Pertamina plans to sign a deal to purchase a stake in an oil and gas block in Iran.