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Yudhoyono to visit Iran, Senegal next week

  • Tony Hotland

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 3 2008   /  11:31 am

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled next week to visit Iran to foster bilateral ties and then Senegal to attend the 11th Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Summit, a source at the Presidential Office said Sunday. A third country, most likely Mozambique, is said to be on the roster as well. The overseas trip will be his second this year, after he attended the 50th anniversary of Indonesia-Malaysia diplomatic relations in Malaysia in early January. The President will leave Jakarta on March 10 for Tehran. Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, visited Indonesia in May 2006, offering economic deals worth over US$4 billion in the oil and gas sector. The Iran-Indonesia Joint Economic Cooperation was created in 1998. After the two-day Iran visit, Yudhoyono is slated to visit Dakar to attend the two-day 11th OIC Summit, which will be ope...