President Hassan Rouhani said Islamic countries have the needed power and capability to eliminate terrorists in the region, therefore they should not wait for foreigners.
Iranian President made the remarks in a meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Wednesday evening in Tehran.
Rouhani, noting long-lasting friendly relations of Tehran-Jakarta, expressed Iran’s readiness to further the ties in all possible fields.
Regarding terrorism and its regional and international effects, President Rouhani underlined the necessity of consultation and cooperation in Islamic World, saying “Islamic countries should not wait for others in fight against terrorism as they are powerful enough to eradicate the terrorism from the region.”
“Strengthening unity and coherence among Muslims is the most important need of Islamic World today,” emphasized Rouhani, adding, “Muslim states has no choice for further development and progress but the cooperation and closer ties.”
Iranian president urged the related organizations of the Islamic states to improve their activities, calling the situation in Middle East tragic, which needs all Islamic countries and institutions to do their best to further unity and stability.
He deemed the support of some countries of the terrorist groups contrary to regional unity and stability and expressed Iran’s readiness to help other states in this regard, adding, “Iran has always been seeking close and brotherly relations among the neighbors and regional countries.”
Rouhani also appreciated Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s attention to necessity of strengthening unity and dialogue in Islamic World.
Indonesian foreign minister, for her part, stressed the need to develop Tehran-Jakarta ties and said “Indonesia feels committed to expand its all-out relations with Iran and we will witness more powerful relations between the two countries in near future.”
Prioritizing establishment of peace and stability in the region, Indonesian official underlined that Muslims have to unite in direction of Islamic values to fight against the main challenges of Islamic World, including terrorism and extremism.