(www.irna.ir) - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta on Friday called for expansion of nuclear cooperation with Iran within framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations.
Yudhoyono made the request in a meeting with the visiting Iranian Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, who is currently in Jakarta for an official three-day visit.
The Indonesian president pointed to Iran's peaceful nuclear activities and called for settlement of ongoing dispute over the nuclear case through diplomatic channels.
He expressed his country's willingness to benefit from Iran's experience in application of nuclear technology for peaceful aims, reports Trend.
He said interference of big powers would mount problems of the Islamic world and stressed the significance of exchanging views between Iran and Indonesia to resolve ongoing problems of the Islamic world.
The president expressed Indonesia's readiness to boost cooperation with Iran in the fields of technology, investment, tourism and culture.
Pointing to ongoing developments in Iraq, he called for withdrawal of occupying forces from the country.
He stressed that Iraq's problems should be settled by its own nation in cooperation with Islamic states.
Haddad-Adel, for his part, said Iran's political will is based on expansion of ties with Indonesia.
He said current era is the time of Islamic vigilance and added that such an achievement was the result of occupation and oppression against Muslims for centuries.
"Resistance of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the arrogance does not belong just to a nation or a state.
"The resistance belongs to the Islamic world. Support for Iran is support for dignity of Islam," the speaker said.
He added, "Iran currently stands at the frontline of a fight (against the arrogance). There is always a pretext for confrontation.
Today, big powers use Iran's peaceful use of nuclear energy as their pretext."
Haddad-Adel praised Indonesia's support for Iran's peaceful nuclear program and a common stance between Tehran and Jakarta on developments in Lebanon and Palestine.
He said peace and tranquility were needs of the Islamic world and urged Islamic countries to reinforce unity in this regard.
Pointing to developments in Iraq, the speaker said, "At the first step, the Iraq issues should be settled by its own people and in the second phase cooperation of Islamic and regional countries would be needed."
He stated that recent conspiracies to cause division among different Islamic sects were aimed at confronting Islamic vigilance.
During the meeting, Haddad-Adel and Yudhoyono also discussed implementation of joint projects including investment for
establishment of a factory in Iran for production of chemical fertilizer, an oil refinery in Indonesia in cooperation with Iran, a direct flight between Tehran and Jakarta and cooperation in various tourism fields.