ICCIMA Head Shafei, while pointing to age-old trade ties between Tehran and Jakarta, described Indonesia as a major destination for Iranian businessmen.
Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Gholamhossein Shafei made the remarks at a meeting with Indonesian Ambassador to Iran Octavino Alimudin.
Iran’s Sahfei pointed to considerable economic growth made by the Southeast Asian country saying “volume of trade turnover between Iran and Indonesia, which had reached a record high of two billion dollars in 2011, has declined to 500 million dollars due to sanctions.”
He however noted that implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) changed the image by creating a new positive atmosphere in economic transactions and bilateral investments.
“Iran attaches great significance to East Asian and Muslim countries especially Indonesia who enjoys excellent potentials for reinvigoration of economic ties.”
The official touched upon good energy cooperation between the two parties and went on to say that Iran can act as a gateway to CIS countries for Indonesia while the Southeast country can link Iran to ASEAN in turn.