TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Indonesia’s Vice President Muhammad Yusuf Kalla voiced his country’s full support for Iran’s nuclear programs, stressing that no country is allowed to block other world states’ access to peaceful nuclear energy.
According to a report released by the News and Information department of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, Indonesia’s Vice President met with Iran-Indonesia parliamentary friendship group in Jakarta on Tuesday.
During the meeting, Kalla welcomed the Iranian delegation to his country, and viewed exchange of visits by the two countries’ parliamentary and political officials as indicative of the close bonds residing between the two governments, parliaments and nations as well as the two countries’ enthusiasm for developing relations.
Describing Iran and Indonesia as two great and powerful countries in the world of Islam, he stressed the need for the enhanced role of the two countries in establishing global peace and stability.
The official viewed the geographical distance between the two countries as a trivial and insignificant point, and voiced his country’s preparedness to deepen and consolidate mutual ties in various grounds, including economic areas.
Elsewhere, the vice president stressed Indonesia’s full and strong support for Iran’s nuclear rights and reiterated that none of the world countries are allowed to prevent any other state from acquiring peaceful nuclear technology.
For his part, chairman of Iran-Indonesia parliamentary friendship group Anu Shirvan Mohseni noted the two countries’ excellent ties as well as their abundant potentials, and further called for the utilization of the said potentials and capabilities for the development and deepening of the two states’ relations in industrial sphere, and specially in parliamentary and economic grounds.
Reminding Iran’s peaceful objectives and purposes in utilizing the nuclear energy, he stressed that non-peaceful use of nuclear energy is against the teachings and injunctions of Islam, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, the clerics and jurisprudents and that the military nuclear technology has no room in Iran’s nuclear doctrine.
Elsewhere in another meeting, the Iranian parliamentary delegation attended a meeting with Indonesia’s Foreign Minister during its one-day visit to that country.
In the meeting, Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Noer Hasan Wirajuda pointed out that mutual exchange of visits would strengthen and reinvigorate the two countries’ relations, and termed the recent visit to that country by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a cornerstone in the two states’ ties.
He appreciated Iran’s support for Indonesia’s membership in different international bodies and circles, including the United Nations Security Council, and stressed that his country’s membership in such bodies would help to the protection of the rights of the world Muslim states.
The Indonesian Foreign Minister voiced his country’s continued support for the development of Iran’s nuclear programs, and called for the peaceful settlement of the issue through talks.
He further expressed his profound regret over the agonies of the Palestinian and Lebanese people, and stressed Indonesia’s full support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
Chairman of Iran-Indonesia parliamentary friendship group, for his part, appreciated Indonesian officials for the warm welcome they extended to the Iranian delegation, and described his meetings with the Indonesia’s high-ranking officials as constructive and fruitful.
Anu Shirvan Mohseni also assessed the required grounds for the all-out development of ties as prepared.