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Around the world: Kalla invited to attend dialogue in Iran

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2018   /  02:00 am

Vice President Jusuf Kalla was formally invited to attend the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Iran in October, according to a formal letter by Iranian leader Hasan Rouhani delivered directly to Kalla on Wednesday.

Iran’s vice president for women and family affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, met with Kalla in Jakarta to deliver the president’s invitation, said Ali Pahlevani, press attaché at the Iranian Embassy in Jakarta.

Both senior government officials also talked about recent developments in the Iran nuclear deal, a point that was raised in another personal letter from Rouhani to the Indonesian Vice President.

“They talked about developments in bilateral and international relations, such as support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA],” he told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

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