Iran, Indonesia Keen to Expand Energy Ties

Iran, Indonesia Keen to Expand Energy Ties

Iranian and Indonesian officials, in a meeting in Jakarta on Saturday, underlined the need for the further expansion of mutual cooperation in the field of modern energy resources.

During the meeting, member of Iran-Indonesia Parliamentary Friendship Group Seyed Hashem Banihashemi and Indonesian Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Susilo Siswoutomo explored avenues for reinvigorating and bolstering bilateral ties, especially in energy fields.

The Iranian lawmaker pointed to the current Iran-Indonesia relations, and said, “Iran has valuable experiences in the fields of hydroelectric power generation and nuclear energy and we are ready to cooperate with Indonesia in these fields.”

He underlined that oil refinery and dam construction and converting refineries’ fuel from diesel to combined fuel are among those areas Iran is interested to cooperate with Indonesia.

The Indonesian deputy energy minister, for his part, said use of modern energy resources is on Indonesia’s agenda and Jakarta is willing to cooperate with Iran in this arena.

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