TEHRAN, Dec. 10 (Press Shia Agency) – President of Indonesia Joko Widodo heading a high-ranking delegation is scheduled to visit Iran on Wednesday following another state visit to India.
According to Indonesian media, President Joko Widodo will visit India on Dec. 12-13 and Iran on Dec. 14 before returning to Indonesia. The trips are reciprocal to visits by the Indian prime minister in 2013 and the Iranian president in April 2015.
During President Rouhani’s visit to Jakarta, the two sides conferred on ways to further expand bilateral cooperation and a number of agreements were reached between the two premieres for bolstering economic ties with post-sanctions Iran.
Indonesia in interested in forging closer relations with Iran to support its national energy resilience.
According to Jakarta Globe news agency, President Widodo will seek stronger partnerships in the oil and gas sector, while also following up on the joint management of oil fields in Iran and oil refinery investment in Indonesia.
The state visits to both Iran and India will also seek to boost partnership in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) currently chaired by Indonesia and with Iran and India as the two members of the 21-membered association.