Iranian Foreign Minister Appreciates Indonesia for Hosting IORA Summit

Jakarta, IORA - Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif appreciates the Government of Indonesia for hosting Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversaty of IORA establishment.

Zarif told Indonesian President’s special envoy, Dr. N. Hassan Wirajuda that Indonesia took cooperation with IORA to a more concrete step by formulating IORA Concord, and IORA Plan of Action which were discussed in the last IORA meeting in October 2016 in Bali.

Zarif gave his full support to the signing of the Declaration on Countering Violent Extremism Leading to Terrorism which is in line with Iranian interests. The Foreign Minister also conveyed his wish to attend the IORA Ministers Meeting.

For the record, Hassan Wirajuda's visit to Iran was to carry out the task as President’s special envoy in inviting heads of states/governments of IORA member states to attend the IORA Summit in Jakarta, which will take place on 5-7 March 2017.


Minister of Foreign Affairs/Rany Anjany