“The parliamentary delegation’s visit will take place tomorrow and Indonesia will be our first destination,” head of the delegation Vahid Ahmadi told FNA today.
“The main purpose of these visits is inviting the Indonesian and Malaysian parliament speakers to take part in the inaugural ceremony of Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani …,” the Iranian legislator said.
He said following up on the case of he Iranian expatriates jailed in the two Asian countries and holding talks with Indonesian and Malaysian parliamentarians on bilateral ties are among the other goals of the visits.
Two other senior lawmakers, Mohammad Saleh Jokar and Fathollah Hosseini, will accompany Ahmadi in the three-day tour to Indonesia and Malaysia.
Iran and Malaysia share many cultural and social affinities and the ties between the two countries’ people are very close.
Iranian and Indonesian officials have on many occasions stressed their resolve to expand bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in different fields.
Late in February 2012, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty M. Natalegawa in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi underscored the importance of the expansion of his country's ties with Iran, and called for the development of Tehran-Jakarta relations in line with the two nations' common interests.
During the meeting which was held on the sidelines of the 19th meeting of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the two top diplomats discussed the latest developments in the relations between the two countries in different fields.